The women's Advocacy Group Wants Spotify To Remove Eminem, Tekashi 6ix9ine and More From Playlists

HipHop News Posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:15am

The women's Advocacy Group Wants Spotify To Remove Eminem, Tekashi 6ix9ine and More From Playlists

Ultraviolet want something more than R. Kelly and XXXTENTACION to be affected.

In the wake of Spotify recently launched the Hate Content and Hateful Conduct public policy, the promotion of women's group Ultraviolet has called on the streaming service in order to take action.

After the removal of R. Kelly and XXXTENTACION of curated playlists, Ultraviolet has asked the CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek, to the address of the other artists on the platform who have been accused of domestic abuse and sexual misconduct.

"These two men are not the only ones that abuse their platform," Ultraviolet Executive Director Shaunna Thomas wrote in an open letter. "We implore you to take a deeper look at the artists that they promote."

The letter lists some of the artists who "continue to profit from [Spotify] of promotion." Eminem, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Nelly, Chris Brown, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Steven Tyler, and Don Henley were named as examples.

"Every time a famous individual continues to be glorified despite the allegations of abuse, we erroneously perpetuate the silence, showing to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, that there will be consequences for the abuse," she wrote. "That has a cultural effect far beyond that of an individual artist."

Spotify has not commented on the letter at this time. The streaming service has said that they will evaluate the artists individually as part of their Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy.

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