Women's Group Demands Spotify to Remove Chris Brown, Nelly from Playlists

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Days after Spotify announced that they were dropping R. Kelly's music from their promoted playlists, Apple Music and Pandora are now following their lead.

Apple declined to further comment Saturday.

In a statement to Pitchfork, Pandora cited their policy to not "actively promote artists with certain demonstrable behavioral, ethical or criminal issues" for removing Kelly's music. "We approach each of these scenarios on a case-by-case basis to ensure we address components true to Pandora's principles while not overreaching and avoiding censorship".

Kelly's stagehands passed out shirts that said, "Turn Up R. Kelly".

"I've been through a lot of (expletive)" this week, he continued. He thanked his fans, "for y'all to fight for me all these years". "Can I do my show tonight?"

He still did his sexually suggestive songs and persuaded a fan to wipe his face, tongue and crotch with a towel. But Kelly was not phased and the show went ahead.

"It's important for the black community to stand up and hold him accountable for his actions", Omisade Burney-Scott told CBS News.

The I Believe I Can Fly singer's team have issued a strongly worded reply, saying Kelly "never has been accused of hate, and the lyrics he writes express love and desire". He's also written hits for Celene Dion, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.

A jury acquitted Kelly in 2008 of child pornography charges, finding he did not make an explicit videotape showing him having sex with an underage girl.

According to BET, more accusers have come forward against the rapper since #MuteRKelly trended on Twitter last week.

The star was due to perform on May 5 in Chicago, but the gig was canceled amid heavy protests.

Those two bans were instigated as the streaming firm launched a new policy over what it calls "hate content" and "hateful conduct". "Spotify has the right to promote whatever music it chooses, and in this case its actions are without merit". Coscarelli also shared a response XXXTentacion's team shared with him. "It is acting based on false and unproven allegations", the statement read.

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