British rapper Wiley charged with assault and burglary

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(CNN)London constabulary accidental British grime artist Wiley has been charged with battle and burglary.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told CNN connected Monday that the 42-year-old instrumentalist -- existent sanction Richard Kylea Cowie Jr. -- is accused of breaking into an eastbound London flat, assaulting the antheral occupant and causing transgression damage.

Although the occupant sustained a insignificant injury, an ambulance was not required, constabulary said.

    Wiley, who is nicknamed the "Godfather of grime" for his power connected the British rap genre, is owed to look astatine Thames Magistrates' Court connected September 13.

      Police reappraisal  reports of anti-Semitic posts from British rapper

      CNN has contacted Wiley's representatives for comment.

      The incidental comes conscionable implicit a twelvemonth aft the rapper faced wide disapproval for an alleged anti-Semitic tirade connected Twitter. He was subsequently dropped by his absorption institution and was permanently banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

        He aboriginal told Sky News that helium wasn't a "racist," saying his "comments should not person been directed to each Jews oregon Jewish people," and helium apologized for "comments that were looked astatine arsenic anti-Semitic."

        In 2018, Wiley was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to music.

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