All Music By Kanye West Will Not Be Removed – Spotify CEO

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Popular Music streaming platform, Spotify has said they won’t be removing Kanye West’s songs.

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According to the CEO of the popular streaming service, Spotify, Kanye West’s music won’t be taken down unless his record company demands it.

Ye has had a number of businesses break connections with him since making remarks deemed anti-semitic on a recent podcast, including his touring talent agency CAA, fashion brand Balenciaga, and retail firm Gap.

The rapper’s reported recent anti-Semitic comments, according to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, were called “terrible,” but the rapper’s music will still be available on the service.

West’s remarks, according to him, were “absolutely horrible,” but his song itself doesn’t go against their rules.

It’s basically simply his music, and his music doesn’t go against our philosophy,’ Ek told Reuters. 

His label decides whether or not to take action.

The platform’s hate speech guideline would have been broken and the rapper’s remarks would have been taken down if they had been spoken on a recording.

Adidas also called time on their decade-long collaboration with the creator of Yeezy following rising pressure from fans to dismiss the rapper.

 ‘Adidas does not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other sort of hate speech.

‘Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.

‘After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.’

The statement reads

According to the statement, this may have a “short-term negative impact of up to €250 million (£217 million) on the company’s net income in 2022.”

After receiving more than 160,000 signatures on a petition asking the corporation to break up with West, their association came to an end.


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