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Spotify Removes R Kelly From Playlists Due to ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy

May 10, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
R. Kelly

According to Billboard, Spotify is removing R. Kelly’s music from its algorithmic and curated playlists under its new hate content and hateful conduct policy. They will also no longer promote his music, this is because Kelly has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct and assault. Spotify issued 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.”

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