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Spotify stops promoting R. Kelly over "hateful conduct"

R. Kelly performs at a concert in Detroit in February
R. Kelly performs at a concert in Detroit in February, Photo: Scott Legato / Getty Images

Spotify will stop promoting music by R. Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion on its platform because of longstanding allegations of abusive behavior against both artists, per BuzzFeed.

Yes, but: Though both artists were removed from Spotify's curated playlists and algorithmic recommendations as part of the company's new "hate content and hateful conduct" policy, users can still choose to listen to their music on the platform.