The music streaming service Spotify has decided to remove all of R. Kelly’s music from their site. The company has just implemented a new public hate content and hateful conduct policy that resulted in the music of Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion being pulled as of today.
A rep from Spotify released the following statement:
“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.”
This could be another nail in the coffin of Mr. Kelly after recent allegations of sexual misconduct.