R Kelly (PHOTO: Gallo images/ Getty images)
service announced the news on Thursday, saying they’ve updated their terms regarding
“hate content and hateful conduct” related to musicians whose conduct they deem
music has also suffered the same fate as he’s awaiting trial on charges related
to 2016 allegations he beat his then-pregnant girlfriend.
In a statement,
Spotify says the artists’ music will still be available on their service, but
they will not be promoting it.
censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behaviour, but we want our
editorial decisions, what we choose to programme, 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.”
He then listed
19 artists, including Trey Songz, Michael Jackson and Dr Dre, who have all been
accused of offences but not been convicted.