GRIME star Wiley appears to be “taunting cops” on social media with mocking videos as police try to track him down over an alleged assault.
The 42-year-old – real name Richard Cowie – is accused of breaking into the home of former world kickboxing champion Ali Jacko as he relaxed with friends, before smashing plates and assaulting him.
Wiley failed to turn up to Snaresbrook Crown Court last NovemberCredit: PA
Cops have issued a wanted appeal for WileyCredit: Newham MPS
Wiley was due to answer charges of assault by beating and burglary at Snaresbrook Crown Court on November 11 but skipped the hearing.
It came just days after he failed to turn up to a hearing at London’s Thames Magistrates Court on September 27.
The star now appears to have resurfaced on Twitter, posting a number of tweets apparently taunting police who are trying to track him down.
However it is not clear if the posts under the name “Wiley Recordings” is the grime star however he has used that name in the past.
One post published at 9.13am today included footage of a man with a road cone over his head riding a mini-motorbike into a grass field as he falls off the machine.
The post was captioned: “If anyone’s looking for me here I am.”
Then in another post published at just after 11am footage is seen of a man wearing a balaclava whizzing down a road on what appears to be a trolley.
The poster captioned it: “Me on the way to court.”
Just over an hour later another post appeared showing an old man throwing down his walking sticks and starting to dance.
The poster added: “Here I am.”
A fourth post just before 1.45pm read: “I’ve got a warrant but I’ve also got a new freestyle let’s get this work.”
Wiley had previously posted on Twitter under the name “Wiley Recordings” with his anti-Semitic posts getting him banned from the site.
In one repellent post, which has since been deleted, he attacked a member of the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), sharing an image of himself in Hasidic dress and a video titled “the Jewish Faces that Control Hiphop and Mainstream Black Music.”
In another tweet which has also been deleted, he said: “The more they block me the harder I go and when I get through the door I will stand there and look in their faces with the same look they don’t wanna see….They are just angry they can’t control me…”
He then turned his attention to Instagram, posting under the name Wiley Records.
Wiley then posted a screenshot from his Twitter account with the caption: “No point shutting me down I got 20 burner accounts to use lol”.
Then he used an Instagram Live where he taunted a senior figure in the CAA and called him a “coward”.
Instagram has also suspended the account.
Wiley was also suspended from Twitter in 2020 after facing a backlash over his anti-Semitic remarks.
He started out talking about the music industry, writing: “A record deal is not to benefit you it’s to make the person who gave you the advance rich as hell while you take 17 or 18 % of net profit after costs.”
But then he added: “If you work for a company owned by 2 Jewish men and you challenge the Jewish community in anyway of course you will get fired.
“In fact 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 understand why.”
He later apologised for the comments in an interview with Sky News and claimed he was “not racist”.
After he didn’t turn up to the magistrates hearing, District Judge Ross Johnson issued a “warrant not backed for bail” for Wiley to be arrested and produced in court.
Met Police have now issued a fresh wanted appeal for the artist after he failed to show up at the crown court hearing.
It reads: “Can you help? We would like to speak with Richard Cowie for failing to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court.”
After failing to show up in court last September, Wiley taunted the police telling them “don’t come looking for me” in a video.
In a clip seen by The Sun Online, Wiley addressed the cops directly: “The police, listen, me to you.
“Don’t come and get me, don’t look for me. I’ll go down there. I’m going to have a drink, then I’ll go down there.
“Don’t come looking for me, you haven’t got to. Alright? That’s a nice little message.”
Cowie, who earned an MBE in 2018 for services to music, represented himself at an earlier hearing on September 13.
He was granted more time to apply for legal aid and speak to his lawyers in relation to the allegations.
District Judge Johnson granted his request for an adjournment and gave him conditional bail ahead of the next hearing at the same court later that month – which he failed to turn up to.
Wiley said he was ‘not racist’ in an interview with Sky NewsCredit: PA
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