Spotify Called On To Continue Removing Artists Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Apple Music and Pandora join Spotify in pulling R. Kelly from playlists

Spotify Called On To Continue Removing Artists Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

"We are removing R. Kelly's music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly", Spotify wrote. "I've been through a lot of s**t this week", he said, before thanking the crowd "for y'all to fight for me all these years".

Kelly has been denying allegations of sexual abuse and predation of minors throughout his entire career.

Kelly then launched into a sexually suggestive performance, rubbing a fan's cell phone between his legs and persuading another fan to wipe his face and crotch with a towel, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"Everybody has some skeletons in the closet".

The Time's Up campaign last week issued a statement calling on companies associated with his music business to cut ties with the singer.

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Protesters stood on the sidewalk outside the Greensboro Coliseum and criticized arena officials for declining to meet with a coalition of women's groups that signed a letter citing a "long term history of sexual misconduct" by Kelly.

A jury acquitted Kelly in 2008 of child pornography charges, finding he did not make an explicit videotape showing him having sex with an underage girl.

UltraViolet's executive director Shaunna Thomas hopes that Spotify's expansion of its hate content and hateful conduct policy will permeate onto other streaming platforms. Coscarelli also shared a response XXXTentacion's team shared with him. "Spotify has the right to promote whatever music it chooses, and in this case its actions are without merit".

On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that his management said in a statement, "Mr. Kelly for 30 years has sung songs about his love and passion for women".

It goes on to claim that Spotify 'is acting based on false and unproven is bowing to social media fads and picking sides in a fame-seeking dispute over matters that have nothing to do with serving customers'. Numerous names listed have never been convicted or accused of the crimes they have been associated with.

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