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Big Dada Records to donate royalties from Wiley's music to charity

27 July 2020, 10:26 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Following Wiley's antisemitic tweets over the weekend, Big Dada Records have announced that they'll be donating royalties from the rapper's music to charity.

Last Friday (24 July) and Saturday (25 July), Wiley posted various antisemitic tweets and posts on Instagram that resulted in him being dropped by his management. Twitter locked Wiley's account multiple times for hours over the weekend, and on Saturday (25 July), the BBC reported that police were assessing "relevant material" following "a number of reports relating to alleged anti-Semitic tweets".

On Saturday (25 July), Big Dada Records released a statement confirming they will donate royalties from Wiley's music to charity, "We released some records by Wiley between 2007 and 2014. We fully condemn Wiley's comments and royalties from those records will be donated to campaigns that fight anti-Semitism."

Yesterday (26 July), the label clarified that only royalties from the label will be donated to charity, "For clarity, we are donating the label share of royalties," the label wrote.

Both Wiley's Twitter and Instagram haven't been updated since his posts on Saturday (25 July), and a large portion of his tweets have been removed.
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