As of late negative rumors have been sure surrounding the world of R. Kelly as he has been accused on many occasions of inappropriate conduct with underage girls. Much of the industry have backed the campaign to silence the artist who has managed to build a catalogue of music that many of us enjoy. Due to the accusations he has lost out on money as his concerts have been cancelled, but now he has encounter a major downfall.
More details below.
The popular streaming service Spotify has removed all of R. Kelly's music from their playlists. The unfortunate news was announced today that active immediately all of Kelly's classic tracks would no longer be found on the services playlists because of the sexual misconduct. Spotify delivered new terms in their public hate content & hateful conduct policy stating they will no longer promote any of his work.
Spotify gave a statement to 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 behavior, 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.”
Read the policy HERE.Just a few weeks ago many of Hollywood's famed actresses Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, & Shonda Rhimes came together to push forward with the #MuteRKelly campaign to bring more awareness to what he is doing to women.
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