Rapper accused of anti-Semitism, faces possible police charges
Wiley was dropped by his management agency following his controversial statements.
Black U.K. rapper, Wiley, is facing backlash for anti-Semitic comments made about Jewish people in Israel.
On Friday, Wiley sent out a series of tweets about how Israel belongs to Black people. He said that those who challenge the current perspective will be fired from their jobs because white Jewish people have ownership over most businesses.
“Listen to me Jewish community Israel is not your country I’m sorry … The Star of David that’s our ting … Some people have gotten too comfortable on lands that don’t belong to them,” Wiley said on Twitter, the Guardian reported.
Some of his comments on Twitter and Instagram were considered too controversial. He was temporarily lockout out of both social media accounts until he deleted some of his content.
In a later statement from the Grime rapper, he told his followers that Jewish people and the KKK are two of the same oppressors.
“There are 2 sets of people who nobody has really wanted to challenge #Jewish & #KKK but being in business for 20 years, you start to undestand [sic] why … Red Necks Are the KKK and Jewish people are the Law…Work that out,” he continued.
“If you work for a company owned by 2 Jewish men and you challenge the Jewish community in anyway of course you will get fired,” Wiley said.
“Hold some corn Jewish community you deserve it…,”Wiley tweeted. The expression “hold corn” is slang for “take a bullet.”
Wiley was later dropped by his management agency following this statement, the BBC reported.
A British charity that specializes in countering anti-Semitism, Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, reported the rapper to the authorities, Reuters reported.
“We have received a number of reports relating to alleged anti-Semitic tweets posted on social media. [Metropolitan Police Tower Hamlets] takes all reports of anti-Semitism extremely seriously. The relevant material is being assessed,” London police officers said in a statement.
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