R. Kelly's management criticizes Spotify

Larry Marano  REX  Shutterstock                   XXXTentacion

Larry Marano REX Shutterstock XXXTentacion

Representatives for Kelly, who has not been charged with any crime regarding the new claims, have repeatedly denied the accusations, but on Thursday (10May18), officials at Spotify made a decision to implement new rules regarding the artists they promote on their in-app playlists, and the 51-year-old's tracks will no longer feature. "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".

Last week The Post published the accounts of six women who said they were in abusive relationships with Kelly, who has always been accused of sexual abuse of minors, which he has repeatedly denied.

XXXTentacion, who was also pulled from Spotify playlists under the new policy, is still being promoted by Apple. The musician is now accused of of multiple sexual misconduct and assault allegations, reports Rolling Stone. Though his music is still technically available on the service, Spotify will no longer promote it. His music can still be found by those who search for it, but Spotify will not promote it.

Kelly's management says while it's gratified that Spotify didn't completely remove him from Spotify, it said it is acting on "false and unproven accusations" and succumbing to social media pressure. The main witness in the case, a 23-year-old woman alleged to have appeared in a sex video made by R Kelly 10 years before, refused to testify.

Popular America singer, R.Kelly, in the midst of sexual scandal allegations charged against him has seen his songs removed from the playlist of the Jay-Z's co-owned streaming service, Spotify. R. Kelly never has been accused of hate, and the lyrics he writes express love and desire....

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Afterward, there were some people who agreed with the rapper's point since he hasn't been convicted of any of the charges yet. We've got Spotify to drop his music.

Aishah White, a spokeswoman for XXXTentacion, told the New York Times via email: "I don't have a comment, just a question". A rep for the rapper then reached out to Billboard, inquiring as to whether other artists with allegations of domestic and sexual violence against them would also be removed from the streaming service.

R Kelly was recently called out by the Time's Up movement, over various accusations of sexual abuse that he is facing.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A defiant R. Kelly took the stage Friday night in North Carolina, in spite of efforts to silence him over his treatment of women, and had barely begun performing when the bone-rattling background beat stopped playing.

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