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Spotify urged by advocacy group remove further artists from its playlists

Spotify urged by advocacy group remove further artists from its playlists”

Kelly denies abusing anyone and faces no current criminal charges, and his fans weren't giving up on their R&B superstar.

More recently, the women's rights organization UltraViolet has penned an open letter to Spotify's CEO, Daniel Ek, applauding him for the removal of R. Kelly and X's music but they want Daniel to take it one step further by going after other artists such as Chris Brown, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nelly, Eminem, Don Henley, Steven Tyler, and 6ix9ine.

"I don't have a comment, just a question", Aishah White said. Spotify announced it would no longer stream his music in its curated playlists.

He broke into sexually explicit songs and at one point rubbed a fan's smartphone between his legs, according to reports.

The Time's Up campaign last week issued a statement calling on companies associated with his music business to cut ties with the singer.

A group of women criticised arena officials for declining to meet with them ahead of Kelly's gig and cited a "long-term history of sexual misconduct" by the Grammy victor.

"It's important for the black community to stand up and hold him accountable for his actions", Omisade Burney-Scott told CBS News.

Women's advocacy group "UltraViolet" has urged Spotify to remove a host of big name artists from who have been accused of sexual misconduct from their streaming service.

The I Believe I Can Fly singer's team have issued a strongly worded reply, saying Kelly "never has been accused of hate, and the lyrics he writes express love and desire".

He was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography after a video circulated appearing to show him having sex with a teenage girl. His music can still be found by those who search for it, but Spotify will not promote it.

Last July Kelly, whose given name is Robert, denied accusations in an article by USA media outlet BuzzFeed News that he was keeping a household of young women in a "cult" atmosphere. "It is acting based on false and unproven allegations", the statement read. Numerous names listed have never been convicted or accused of the crimes they have been associated with.



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