The service has built an internal content monitoring tool, Spotify AudioWatch, to identify content on its platform that has been flagged as hate content on specific worldwide registers.
However, XXX took his charge of discrimination once step further and listed the artists who he feels shouldn't be promoted if he can't be, people like Gene Simmons, the front man for the rock band Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, James Brown and Nelly.
The decision by Spotify to delete Kelly's music was due to a new rule they've added, which means they will not allow songs by an artist who has done something which is "especially harmful or hateful" to be included on their playlists.
Spotify says it doesn't censor content because of an artist's behavior. You can still find the music on Spotify, but the company will not promote it in any way.
Partners for this element of the new policy include The Southern Poverty Law Center, The Anti-Defamation League, Color Of Change, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), GLAAD, Muslim Advocates, and the International Network Against Cyber Hate.
Kelly has always been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, which he has denied. Hilariously, Kelly has stated that he "supports the pro-women goals" of the movement.
Kelly, 51, is accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, including a former girlfriend, Kitti Jones, who claims the singer abused her since she was 14 years old and introduced her to a woman he had been grooming as his "pet".
American R&B mogul R. Kelly no longer "has the keys to ignition" when it comes to being featured in playlists on Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. In 2008, Kelly was charged with child pornography, but was acquitted.
It may remove that content, in consultation with rights holders, or refrain from promoting or including it on its playlists. "Mr. Kelly for 30 years has sung songs about his love and passion for women", the singer's team wrote in a statement to CBC News.
The Post's story follows a BuzzFeed piece from last July, which reported that the parents of one victim Kelly's alleged sexual abuse said the singer was "running an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart".
Kelly had been scheduled to be among the performers at a May 5 concert in Chicago, but was dropped as efforts by organizers of #MuteRKelly gained attention with support from Hollywood's Time's Up campaign.