Kanye West has thrown himself into a deeper hole in recent weeks with anti-Semitic rants. His acts have sparked outrage, concern, and compassion on social media. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has now spoken out against West’s recent anti-Semitic remarks but refused to remove his music from the platform.

In an interview with Reuters, Ek stated that Ye’s remarks regarding the Jewish community is “awful.” However, he also argued that Kanye’s music does not violate Spotify’s anti-hate policies. “It’s really just his music, and his music doesn’t violate our policy,” Ek said.

It’s up to his label, if they want to take action or not.

Only if Ye’s music contained anti-Semitic remarks, or if he made similar remarks on a podcast, would Ye have violated Spotify’s hate speech policy. If Def Jam, the label behind the release of all of Ye’s albums except Donda 2, requests the removal of his music, Ek stated that the streaming platform “would respect their wishes.”

Spotify may or may not face backlash for saying this. However, with everyone boycotting Kanye, it is most likely. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.


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