50 Cent defends R.Kelly after Spotify stops promoting his music

"Spotify is wrong"

50 Cent has publicly defended R.Kelly after Spotify confirmed plans to stop promoting the singer’s music.

Yesterday, Spotify announced that it is removing R Kelly‘s music from its editorial or algorithmic playlists amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations faced by the star.

But the policy has attracted a major critic in Fiddy, who attacked the streaming service for stopping future promotion of Kelly, as well as rapper XXXTentacion.

“Spotify is wrong for what there doing to artists like R. Kelly and XXXTentacion,’ the 42-year-old rapper wrote on Twitter.

“There not even convicted of anything [sic].”

The support was then reposted on Kelly’s own Instagram.

“Thanks for the support fam! No weapon formed”, Kelly wrote.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper.”

Last year, R&B singer Kelly was accused of running an “abusive and controlling cult” of young women. This March, R&B performer Kelly was accused of grooming a 14 year-old girl to be his sex “pet”.

Then, in April, Dallas police confirmed they were investigating claims that Kelly gave a woman a STD and plied her with drugs and alcohol when she was 19. He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

 In a statement issued to Billboard, Spotify has confirmed that it is “removing R Kelly’s music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations”. While Kelly’s music will “still be available on the service”, the company says it will “not actively promote it”.