PartyNextDoor has kept the focus on his music for a majority of the year, but last night, his Twitter became the topic of discussion. The singer and “Wild Thoughts” songwriter sent out a controversial, now-deleted tweet about Jewish people, referring to them as jewelers that sell chains to the black community.
The tweet was seen as anti-semitic by many social media users who came across it, with fans encouraging him to delete it. PND’s statement insinuates that he sees jewelers as mostly of the Jewish heritage, while also speaking on black people and how they react to their “financial freedom” by purchasing said chains.
“The Jews…sorry the jewelers are selling dawg chains,” PND writes. “lol it’s actually funny what black people do when they have financial freedom.”
After deleting the tweet, the “Not Nice” singer claims that he was simply trolling, despite the outrage from social media.
“No lol I just love to troll,” he writes. “Tweet and delete life forever.”
The tweet definitely raises some eyebrows, as Party is currently signed to OVO, which is run by Drake, who is Jewish.
Many are still wondering what originally inspired the statement from the singer, but it does follow in the footsteps of JAY-Z, who was also accused of being anti-semitic on “The Story of O.J.” from his 4:44 album.