Kung-Fu Kenny is not here for Spotify’s antics.
Following Spotify’s ‘hateful conduct” ban against musicians with sexual abuse and misconduct cases, Kendrick Lamar planned an exodus with his music, obviously not standing for the music streaming services’ decisions.
Per The Guardian, a rep for Pulitzer Kenny personally contacted Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and head of artist relations Troy Carter with his frustrations; going as far as to threaten pulling the rapper’s catalog from their platform.
While the company created the policy to censor content due to an artists’ behavior (as of May 10, 2018), the decision wasn’t equally wanted by everyone at the company; as reports claim the company received backlash from the industry and even created tension with its own staff.
So much so, that Carter threatened to leave the streaming service, and would stay only if Ek reversed the decision.
Additionally, the company previously stated:
“When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful (for example, violence against children and sexual violence), it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator.”
Furthermore, as the company reinstates XXXTentacion onto playlists, they’ve made certain that they will not do the same for R. Kelly, amid ongoing allegations of sexual misconduct.
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