Grime artist Wiley has apologised for “generalising” about Jewish people after being banned from social media.
In an interview with Sky News, the artist insisted: “I’m not racist.”
“My comments should not have been directed to all Jews or Jewish people. I want to apologise for generalising, and I want to apologise for comments that were looked at as anti-Semitic.”
Twitter had earlier banned his account permanently after a public backlash over a perceived lack of action.
“We are sorry we did not move faster,” Twitter said in a statement.
Sky News reported that the offensive tweets were sparked by a falling-out between the rapper and his former manager, who is Jewish. The pair cut ties in recent days.
“I just want to apologise for generalising and going