Spotify acts on R Kelly
SPOTIFY has announced it will no longer feature R Kelly songs in its playlists or user recommendations, after the Time's Up movement for gender equality urged the music business to dump the R&B star over sexual abuse allegations.
Users of both the free and subscription-based versions of Spotify will still be able to find R Kelly's music on the service. However, he will no longer appear in playlists curated by the platform or algorithm-generated recommendations.
A representative for R Kelly said he was innocent of the allegations against him.
R Kelly, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, is accused of sexual abuse against young women and underage girls dating back over a decade, but he has never been convicted. – AFP