UK-based rapper Wiley went on a bizarre Twitter rant last night, making some pretty big accusations about a certain group of people.
Twitter has been full of drama this week. First, we had Kanye West creating a whole social media storm as he went on a strange rant calling out loads of his family members.
And now, another rapper has taken over Twitter with his weird tweeting habits. Wiley took to the social media site last night to tweet a series of over 100 really bizarre posts, and many people are now calling him out for anti-semitism.
Who is Wiley?
Richard Kylea Cowie Jr, better known by his stage name Wiley, is a British grime rapper, songwriter, DJ and record producer.
The 41-year-old from Bow, East London is regarded a key figure in the creation of grime music, and has had many chart-topping singles such as ‘Wearing My Rolex’, ‘Never Be Your Woman’ and ‘Heatwave’.
In 2018, Wiley was given a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to music.
Wiley went on a strange Twitter rant on Friday
Wiley took to Twitter on Friday night, posting a string of weird tweets that caught the attention of the nation.
The British rapper began tweeting a series of cryptic tweets outlining his opinion of Jewish people.
He begins by Tweeting about the country of Israel saying: “Listen to me Jewish community Israel is not your country I’m sorry” and argues that people have gotten too comfortable on “lands where they don’t belong”. He later says “Israel is ours”, allegedly referring to black people.
Many of the worst tweets have now been deleted, but according to The Guardian, he then continued to make comments in which he is seen to be making a comparison between the Jewish people and the Ku Lux Klan.
He said: “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 why … Red Necks Are the KKK and Jewish people are the Law…Work that out.”
Wiley is being called out for ‘antisemitism’
Many social media users are calling out Wiley for his anti-semitic and hugely unacceptable behavior on the social media site
Labour MP Jess Phillips responded to the tweets, saying: “Just seen all the Wiley stuff. Why on earth have @Twitter left up such blatant antisemitism and hatred? It hits all the dangerous beats, Jews get things you don’t get, they are in control, they think their better… This is dangerous stuff. Surely it should come down.”
Whilst singer Example said: “Just been on twitter for first time in 12 hours… F*ckinell Wiley why did you have to go out all guns blazing like this. One of my all time favs. I can’t see a way back for you now. Even with an apology. 2020 is the year for repair not division.”
However, Wiley fought back the accusations, claiming that he didn’t believe he was being anti-semitic, saying: “Anti Semetic ? Are u stupid ? Do you know what these people do to the world ? Hahahahaha.”