British rapper, Wiley has apologised for ‘generalising’ during anti-Semitic social media rants which prompted Twitter to permanently ban his account.
The 41 year old Grime rapper, whose real name is Richard Cowie, appeared to blame ‘a community of Jewish lawyers’ in the music industry for ‘using systemic racism’ against black artists during an interview with Sky News.
See his controversial tweets:
The rapper, who is one of the most influential and provocative British artists of recent years and even awarded an MBE for his services to music, denied he is racist in a followup interview with SkyNews (watch below), but justified his provocative comments by suggesting ‘the Jewish community is powerful within the music business.’
Wiley has also been dropped by his management over his anti-semitic tweets – but we can hear him acknowledge that the argument should have stayed between himself and his manager, John Woolf.