XXXTentacion and his team are very upset with streaming company Spotify for scrubbing their platform of his music.
Recall that Billboard reported yesterday that beginning May 10, Spotify users will not longer be able to find the R. Kelly and XXTentacion’s music on any of the streaming company’s playlist, and this comes following the company’s new public hate content and hateful conduct policy.
Read the exclusive statement here.
Reacting to this news, 50 Cent said Spotify was wrong for this move, that neither Kelly, nor XXX have been convicted of any crime, although both have been accused of committing a series of heinous acts.
R. Kelly has a well-documented history of allegedly sexually assaulting underage girls, while XXX, according to Billboard, “has been accused of abusing his girlfriend, who was pregnant with his child at the time. In late 2017, a series of court documents illustrated the alleged abuse his girlfriend had experienced at X’s hand, including being pushed down a flight of stairs.”
Now XXXTentacion’s management said they “don’t have a comment”, but asked if Spotify would continue to include on its playlists other artists accused of wrongdoing, including Gene Simmons, David Bowie, James Brown and Dr Dre.
See the statement below.
a response from XXXTentacion’s team on Spotify's decision to remove him from playlists pic.twitter.com/ivtEDJ2yGS
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) May 10, 2018
The company had yet to react tot he query as at press time.