Wiley has been dropped by his management over anti-Semitic tweets, where he compared Jewish people to the Ku Klux Klan.
Wiley has been dropped by his management over anti-Semitic tweets.
John Woolf - who had been the 41-year-old rapper's manager for a number of years - said A-List Management had ''cut all ties'' with Wiley after he compared Jewish people to the Ku Klux Klan in a Twitter tirade on Friday (24.07.20).
Woolf, who is Jewish, tweeted: ''Following Wileys anti semitic tweets today we at @A_ListMGMT have cut all ties with him. There is no place in society for antisemitism.''
He previously told MailOnline: ''To be very clear here. I do not support or condone what Wiley has said today online in any way shape or form.
''I am a proud Jewish man and I am deeply shocked and saddened but what he has chosen to say.
''I am speaking to key figures in my community in light of today's tweets. This behaviour and hateful speech is not acceptable to me.''
Wiley - whose real name is Richard Cowie - tweeted: ''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.
''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. 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.
''Forget anti Semitic racism is racism and ya can't hide the fact that systemic racism exists and it wasn't set up by us (sic).''
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Campaign Against Antisemitism said: ''Our Crime Unit has reported this matter to the Metropolitan Police Service as we consider that Wiley has committed the offence of incitement to racial hatred, which can carry a substantial prison sentence.
''We have additionally asked Twitter and Facebook, which owns Instagram, to close down his accounts which have hundreds of thousands of followers, to prevent further outpouring of anti-Jewish venom.''
Wiley received an MBE for his services to music in 2018 and the Campaign Against Antisemitism said it would be contacting the Cabinet Office to ask that it is revoked.
The spokesperson said: ''Wiley has many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media and we have seen today that many of them truly believe the unhinged hatred that he is spreading.
''We are treating this as a very serious matter which must be met with the firmest of responses.''
On the same day that Glastonbury welcomed back Margate's adopted sons, The Libertines, Margate itself put on it's very own Leisure Festival as it...
Sheffield's very own all girl group Pretty Fierce are still on a high after the recent release of their debut single - 'Ready For Me'.
Three nights before the end of his current tour Will Varley returned to his home town of Deal to delight a sold out crowd in The Astor Theatre.
With only a few days to go before Portsmouth based songstress and producer WYSE releases her new single, 'Belladonna', we caught up with her to find...
Colorado raised, Glasgow educated and Manchester based Bay Bryan is nothing if not a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist performing as both...
Former Marigolds band member Keelan Cunningham has rediscovered his love of music with his new solo project Keelan X.
Wiltshire singer-songwriter Luke De Sciscio, formally known as Folk Boy, is set to release is latest album - 'The Banquet' via AntiFragile Music on...
Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and...