Spotify May Add XXXTentacion's Music Back to Playlists

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Kendrick Lamar just played chicken with Spotify and won.

As more information about the Spotify policy hoopla surfaces, we'll be sure to update this post immediately.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the streaming service has been in discussions to reinstate at least one of the artists it singled out when it announced a policy that would pull artists from editorial-curated playlists for actions outside of music.

Earlier this month, the popular music streaming service forgot to eat a snickers and chose to remove R. Kelly and XXXtentacion's music "from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly", the reveal in a statement to Billboard. Spotify executives are now talking to music industry and civil rights activists about adjusting the rules to suit to both sides. They also threatened to pull his music from the platform if the ban was upheld.

"It is virtually impossible to police millions of songs, lyrics, contributors and artists", said Vickie Nauman, a media consultant, told the publication.

Though Spotify's policy was met with a considerate amount of praise, many people accused the streaming service of censorship and discrimination. Sources also said, "there are no plans to begin promoting R. Kelly again". XXX's team even gave the New York Times a list of these musicians, along with the question: "Will Spotify remove all the artists listed below from playlists?"

Since the call, Spotify has begun to re-add rapper XXXTentacion's music to its playlists, with the streaming service now "talking to the music industry and civil-rights activists about how and when to adjust its rules in a manner suitable to both sides".

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