50 Cent has defended R Kelly after Spotify introduced it was eradicating the singer from its playlists.
“Spotify is flawed for what it’s doing to artists like R Kelly and XXXtentacion,” the rapper wrote on Twitter.
R Kelly was eliminated as a part of the streaming service’s new “Hate Content material & Hateful Conduct” coverage, having been accused of sexual assault on a number of events.
The 51-year-old denies the claims.
Rapper Xxxtentacion is at the moment going through costs in Florida – which embrace aggravated battery of a pregnant girl. He denies the allegations.
Each artists’ music might be faraway from all Spotify-owned and operated playlists and proposals.
R Kelly responded to 50 Cent’s submit saying: “Thanks for the help fam! No weapon shaped.”
The singer makes a reference to a quote from the Bible that reads: “No weapon shaped in opposition to you shall prosper.”
Customers of Spotify will nonetheless be capable of discover the R&B singer’s music, however the streaming service will now not actively put it up for sale.
His music might be faraway from all Spotify-owned and operated playlists and proposals.
R Kelly was just lately on the centre of the #MuteRKelly marketing campaign which requires the singer to be boycotted after years of allegations.
The hashtag was coined by Kinyette Tisha Barnes and co-founded by Oronike Odeleye, who organised protests to get the musician’s concert events cancelled.
A current BBC Three documentary, R Kelly: Intercourse, Ladies and Videotapes, sees filmmaker Ben Zand attempt to break down the alleged “wall of silence” round historic sexual abuse allegations involving the singer.
In an announcement printed on Selection, the rapper’s administration mentioned: “R. Kelly by no means has been accused of hate, and the lyrics he writes categorical love and want.
“Mr Kelly for 30 years has sung songs about his love and keenness for girls.
“He’s harmless of the false and hurtful accusations within the ongoing smear marketing campaign in opposition to him, waged by enemies searching for a payoff.
“He by no means has been convicted of a criminal offense, nor does he have any pending prison costs in opposition to him.”
Aishah White, a spokeswoman for XXXTentacion, advised the New York Instances through e mail: “I haven’t got a remark, only a query. Will Spotify take away all of the artists listed under from playlists?”
She included the names of a number of musicians who’ve additionally confronted allegations of sexual misconduct or violence through the years.