What we know:
- The music-streaming service told Billboard that, in addition to removing Kelly’s songs from Spotify-operated playlists, it would no longer promote the R&B artist’s music.
- His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it.
- Spotify does not censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behavior, but editorial and programming decisions must reflect the values of the brand
- Kelly has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct and assault
- The R&B artist has denied the allegations. A representative for Kelly told BuzzFeed in a statement last year that the accusations were an attempt to “lynch” the singer.
- The New York Times also reported that a Spotify representative confirmed that XXXtentacion’s music was also being removed from the playlists.
This story will be updated at Urban Newsroom.
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