Antisemitic rapper Wiley’s new threat: ‘I’m coming to Golders Green’

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Antisemitic rapper Wiley’s new threat: ‘I’m coming to Golders Green’

Disgraced grime artist who is being probed by police took to Facebook, criticising leading Jewish figures including David Baddiel and Emma Barnett

Wiley's post saying he'll come to Golders Green
Wiley's post saying he'll come to Golders Green

Disgraced grime artist Wiley launched a renewed antisemitic tirade on Facebook on Tuesday morning, days after being banned from Twitter.

In a series of posts, some of which have since been deleted, he wrote: “Who called the police? Are you from Golders Green? I am coming to sit down with you in Golders Green…”

He adds: “Golders Green yes see you soon I will come on my own.”

The rapper, whose real name is Richard Kylea Cowie Jr., also took aim at Jewish public figures including comedian David Baddiel, Lord Sugar, journalist Emma Barnett and people David Joseph from Universal Records.

Facebook has since taken down his account.

Wiley also hit out at critics who have joined a 48-hour boycott of Twitter due to the social media site’s inaction in taking down his Twitter profile.

Wiley ranting about Golders Green

He said “ Emma Barnett get me on your show”, after the journalist said Wiley’s antisemitic tweets “burn deep” yesterday, while also criticising Lord Sugar, who is participating in the walkout.

In response to a Times Radio tweet with David Baddiel, where the comedian said “there has not been anyone with such an enormous platform” who has come at the Jewish community so blatantly before”, the musician hit back: “Cos everyone was scared that’s why.”

Wiley’s response to David Baddiel

In other new posts however, Wiley appears to show remorse, writing: says: “I made a mistake the other day I tried to mix facts with ignorance and I am sorry for that.” He added however, as “soon as I get back on Twitter it’s gonna be peak”.

The artist also sent cryptic messages, saying: “They hide it and use the system to control us but I will not sit here watching this happen” and “everything is a business especially when it comes to all them secret society people.”

Board of Deputies of British Jews  President Marie van der Zyl welcomed Facebook’s decision to delete Wiley’s account, saying it “sends a strong message to those who believe that they can use social media platforms to spread hate and we hope that this is just the beginning of a crackdown on those who do so.”

Wiley has been dropped by A-List Management, following a falling out with his Jewish manager, John Woolf.

Following Wiley’s remarks across social media channels, the British Phonographic Industry, which represents UK record labels tweeted: “We join others across the music industry standing in solidarity with the Jewish community following Wiley’s anti-Semitic comments, and we are observing a 48 hour silence on Twitter in protest at @Twitter ’s inaction. We condemn all forms of discrimination & intolerance.”

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