Spotify removes R Kelly music from playlists
R. Kelly music has now been removed on Spotify in its editorial and algorithmic playlists
The motion comes with the streaming giant’s new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy, which intends to promote “openness, diversity, tolerance and respect.”
In a report to Billboard, Spotify announced:
“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.”
Many women from a different destination are alleging that Kelly was sexually violent towards them, claiming the singer ran a “sex cult”.
The Times announced that a Spotify representative confirmed that XXXtentacion’s music was also being removed from the playlists. His tune “SAD!” is no longer on the favorite RapCaviar playlist;