Spotify Removes R. Kelly

May 10, 2018

According to, "Spotify Technologies SA said on Thursday it is removing rhythm and blues singer R. Kelly’s music from its playlists and algorithmic recommendations, reflecting its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct." A spokesperson for Spotify stated, "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." R. Kelly has been accused of sexual misconduct.