A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told CNN on Monday that the 42-year-old musician — real name Richard Kylea Cowie Jr. — is accused of breaking into an east London flat, assaulting the male occupant and causing criminal damage.
Although the occupant sustained a minor injury, an ambulance was not required, police said.
Wiley, who is nicknamed the “Godfather of grime” for his influence on the British rap genre, is due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on September 13.
CNN has contacted Wiley’s representatives for comment.
He later told Sky News that he wasn’t a “racist,” saying his “comments should not have been directed to all Jews or Jewish people,” and he apologized for “comments that were looked at as anti-Semitic.”
In 2018, Wiley was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to music.