By Tunde Adediran
As part of a new hate content & hateful conduct policy, Spotify has with immediate effect removed R. Kelly’s music from its playlists.
This is major win for the #MuteRKelly campaign. Recently, R. Kelly has been accused of drugging underage women and training some of them as sex slaves, and more attention has been drawn to it because of the #MuteRKelly campaign
Spotify has announced today it will no longer promote or include any of R. Kelly’s songs on their editorial or algorithmic playlists, which include Rap Caviar, Discover Weekly or New Music Friday
A rep from Spotify released the following statement with Billboard.
”We are removing R. Kelly’s music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly. His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it. We don’t censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behaviour, but we want our editorial decisions — what we choose to program — to reflect our values. When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator.”
XXXTentacion who is facing charges in Florida for aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, and false imprisonment also had his music removed under this new policy
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