Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Threatens To Remove Music From Spotify


According to Bloomberg, representatives for the Top Dawg Entertainment artist have reached out to Spotify's Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek and head of Artist Relations Troy Carter to express their disagreement with the new rule.

There has been a considerable outcry over Spotify's new "hate" policy where music of certain artists including R. Kelly and XXXTentacion was removed from playlists, in a mission to not "promote" them on the platform.

As more information about the Spotify policy hoopla surfaces, we'll be sure to update this post immediately.

Spotify has also said that they have no plans at the moment to re-instate R. Kelly's music. "I support taking a stand and not willingly sponsoring a known violent artist, but it's quite unclear to me how you can consistently monitor and apply any sort of similar editorial/social/cultural standards across art on any scale". XXXTENTACION was one of the several acts to get their music cut from Spotify's editorial playlists which ultimately caused his streaming numbers to decline.

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Spotify found themselves in a very divisive position over the past few weeks after implementing their "Anti-Hate Content Policy".

Spotify will walk back the streaming service's decision to remove artists accused of misconduct, namely the rapper XXXTentacion, from its featured playlists.

Sources told Bloomberg that the platform is now working with industry insiders as well as civil-rights activists to come up with suitable alterations to the policy.

The streaming giant has said that it will eventually restore XXXTentacion's music to playlists, but there are now no plans to begin promoting R. Kelly again, according to the report.