Arguably the most historic beef in grime could be coming to an end.
The infamous fallout between Dizzee Rascal and Wiley which happened back in 2003, has led to the pair not speaking for the last thirteen years. Both former members of the iconic ‘Roll Deep‘ crew, the MC’s have not engaged with each other directly since Dizzee was stabbed in Ayia Napa back in 2003.
However, in a recent interview with Time Out magazine, Wiley has opened up about the events and detailed exactly what happened that night and why he think’s it was probably his fault Dizzee got stabbed.
Wiley told Time Out magazine: “‘Okay, basically, me and Dizzee went out one night [in Ayia Napa] and there was some fighting with another crew – I won’t say who, but basically everyone knows. Then the next day, I decided to carry it on – I didn’t pull out a knife. I was just fighting. Me and another guy went looking for them again. Dizzee just rode off, because in his head, he’s probably thinking: “What the fuck are you doing? That was last night! It’s just gonna carry on!” Well, after we started it up again, those guys came looking for us. But the person they found was Dizzee. The thing we done the next morning led them to go looking for us, but see him and stab him.”
The events that occurred in Ayia Napa have been retold countless times from multiple perspectives, but this is the first time Wiley has opened up with new information from his angle.
Wiley then went on to tell Time Out magazine that he’s willing to take responsibility for the events that occurred.
“If we didn’t move to them the next day, then they might not have come back with knives looking for us and seen Dizzee. If he wants to blame me, if he wants me to take some responsibility for the situation, then I’ll say: Yes.”
Now, this leads on to some huge news for grime fans. Wiley will now be supporting Dizzee Rascal at his live show in August. Dizzee is playing at Bedford Park on August 5th with support from Kurupt FM, Jag Skills, Ms Dynamite and his former Roll Deep member, Wiley.
This will be the first time in 13 years that the pair have performed together at the same event and it looks as though the dust may have finally settled around their disagreements.
After receiving an email from his agent, Wiley was optimistic about the chance of making peace with Dizzee.
He told Time Out magazine: “‘Yeah, when my agent sent me that email, I said: “You know what? It’s over.” My struggles, my fight, EVERYTHING is over now. I’ve made it. I don’t want nothing more. I’m not gonna push it. I’m not gonna go into his dressing room or anything. But just knowing that we might see each other in the food area and there might be no animosity between us and we might be able to go: “Fucking hell, man! I ain’t seen you in years, bro!” That would make me so happy. I love him like a brother and the chance to see him again and for things to be okay with us: nothing else compares to that feeling.”
You can read the full interview with Wiley here:
Tickets for the event can be purchased from the link below: