Spo­tify acts on R Kelly

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

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

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