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Major! Spotify Removes All R. Kelly Music From Playlists

Published: Thursday 10th May 2018 by Sam


With many in the entertainment industry backing the campaign to silence R. Kelly (in light of the countless allegations of sexual impropriety), Spotify have taken a bold stand.

The streaming giant has announced today that they are removing ALL of the crooner’s music from their playlists – effective immediately.

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Citing the terms of a new public hate content and hateful conduct policy, the service will no longer promote Kelly’s music in any way, removing his songs from flagship playlists like RapCaviar, Discover Weekly or New Music Friday, for example, as well as its other genre- or mood-based playlists.

In a statement to Billboard, Spotify said:

“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.”

The news comes after the likes of Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, and Viola Davis band together in support of the #MuteRKelly mission.

It would appear all involved took a big step towards succeeding in their goal.

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  1. Daniel May 10, 2018

    This is sad!

    • Jasmine May 10, 2018

      The way I understand this is that Spotify will continue to support white artists accused of sexual misconduct but not black artists accused. We live in a society where people equate accusations as facts when you are black.

      • Ejai May 10, 2018

        Exactly

    • Soul mate May 10, 2018

      Okay so please remove nickis music she supports a rapist

  2. INAMAD May 10, 2018

    What if R. Kelly is somewhat innocent this go round and they’re using his sick history to tear him down?! I mean to each his own and i think homie needs help or something but yeah just a random thought!!

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ May 10, 2018

      He’s not innocent.. so

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Thus, he is innocent. Hell, Kelly does not even have a legal case against him because these accusers were grown women when they met him. They could have left him at any time but they stayed in relationships with Kelly and are bitter because he dumped them. Women we need to start having the strength to get up and leave any relationship and not look back. If you are with a man that is mentally abusing you just leave. You don’t have to take it. These must be some weak asss women but they do not have any valid legal case against him because they stayed with Kelly by their own choice.

    • XYZ May 10, 2018

      He is def not innocent. And who the f*** should want to tear him down? It‘s not like he is that successful anymore…

    • Jasmine May 10, 2018

      I agree but R. Kelly has been stubborn in not addressing the media with a sit down interview. I’m thinking a 40 minute interview with his legal team present to steer which questions he will answer. The public needs to hear his side of the story. When you are stubborn and don’t give the public that interview the media will destroy you.

  3. I HatE WWHYYYyyt n BLaccck. Bitchezzcc May 10, 2018

    Fuc Spotify, he’s been selling albums way before that stupid website, NOT GUILTY, NO EVIDENCE

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ May 10, 2018

      Guilty rapist and p********. BYE ROBERT

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        He is not guilty of anything. Where is your juris doctorate degree and years of litigation experience that qualifies you to think you know more than the judges who found him innocent Suicide Stank Blond (aka the wannaby Jasmine)? I thought you liked black men and just hated black women. I guess your white trash racist roots have to show all the time huh?

  4. Caleb May 10, 2018

    This is a littie much. Yea he’s done horrible things but you cannot erase music history. “I Believe” is one of the essentials 1998 tunes and now it will be nowhere in those playlists?

    • SMH May 10, 2018

      Hey, those are the consequences of being a sexual predator.

    • Jasmine May 10, 2018

      I agree Caleb. I don’t see Netflix and Amazon removing Harvey Weinstein movies. Why are people not letting the legal justice system handle R. Kelly. I also blame R. Kelly for not doing a sit down interview and sharing his side of the story. If he were to do an interview it would soften the innacurate perception people have of him. Most of these people on here can’t even answer the simple question of what is he guilty of and why is he guilty. They are taking false media sensationalism and running with it as the truth. The same thing happened to Michael Jackson only for it later to be found in court that he was innocent! I believe that is what killed Michael Jackson. He already had mental illness and the huge change from people loving him to hating him sent him on a downward spiral to death. Michael even said “I would be better off dead.” R. Kelly is still alive and he has the chance to change this if he opens up and does an interview with Oprah. Kelly did do some wrongs 25 years ago but I believe he was on a spiritual path to become better. His minister even spoke on his behalf. Somewhere along the line he decided as long as he dates women that are 20 years old or older he would be fine but the media will bring up your past and turn on you once you get too big a star. My advice to Kelly would be to do the sit down interview, go back to church, and focus on being a producer for a while. He had a good long run but when the media is done with you there is little that can be done to change that so you have to refocus and make money as a producer instead of an artist.

  5. The Wig Snatcher May 10, 2018

    Chris Brown should be muted too!

  6. Stephon May 10, 2018

    They didn’t remove him from the website, just will not promote his stuff on certain “popular playlists”. He’s still on the official site tho and folks can still subscribe to him, as he still has 8 million followers. They also took that ugly boy off their playlists too, who promotes hatred and violence towards women.

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