Kendrick Lamar Criticised For Spotify Ultimatum

Published: Sunday 27th May 2018 by David

Kendrick Lamar has been criticised for threatening to pull his music from Spotify after it pulled its playlist support from the likes of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion…both accused of assaulting women and girls.

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Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he’s doin’ all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

The lyrics above come from the track ‘Brown Sugar’ written and recorded by The Rolling Stones. In it, the band declare their attraction to an enslaved Ghanaian girl sold to a sadistic slave master in New Orleans.

Quite interestingly, the iconic band hasn’t seen its jams face fire from Spotify’s hate content policy which has rightfully penalised Kelly and XXXTentacion for their alleged actions.

For this reason, Lamar has now threatened to lift his jams from the platform until it penalises all artists fairly.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Compton MC reportedly placed a personal phone call to Spotify Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek and head of artist relations Troy Carter to express his frustrations with the policy, and even threatened to pull his own music from the service if things didn’t change.


Kendrick has now come under fire for this action as some feel it does more to slam Spotify than celebrate it for taking a stand against violence.


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  1. Lmfao_Hoe May 27, 2018

    Smh I swear those on Twitter are idiots. A representative of Kendrick already made it clear as Day why he may make a business move as that smh. And firstly Spotify is gonna hurt themselves in terms of customers. First and foremost say what you will about Kelly, but again where is he being charged? Did the authorities not go to his crib and find that he and those staying are there of consent and legal. Where’s the charges? Out of all the men that being ridiculed in the media why would Kelly be an exception?? Ya gotta do better. He call also HIT everyone with a defamation case too

  2. Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 27, 2018

    Spotify either stops promoting ALL artists with allegations or none at all. You can’t pick and choose based on race and that is what is going on here. Evil never wins. R. Kelly’s streams have increased after they stopped promoting him. People are entitled to listen to whatever music they feel like. No one can dictate what people listen to or read.

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