Apple Music Dropped Kanye West’s Music Due To Anti-Semitism?
Apple Music seems to have joined the growing number of companies that have stopped working with Kanye West because of his repeated anti-Semitic comments.
Billboard has reached out to Apple for a comment on the matter, but the tech giant's representatives haven't replied.
Daniel Ek, CEO
of Apple Music's rival Spotify, talked to Reuters about the hip-hop star and his "awful" comments.
didn't break Spotify's anti-hate guidelines and that it was up to Def Jam to pull his catalogue if they wanted to.
Ek went on to say that Ye's anti-Semitic remarks would have been taken down from Spotify if they had been made in a podcast or recording, but they weren't.
UMG spokesperson: "Def Jam's association with Ye as a recording artist, Def Jam's partnership with GOOD Music, and Ye's merchandise arrangement with Bravado all ended in 2021."
, the head of WME, asked West's business partners, like Spotify and Apple Music, to stop working with him.
Earlier this week, Ye was unable to secure support from his most prominent business backer, the sportswear manufacturer Adidas.
He had spent years working with Adidas on the company's Yeezy product line, which had a total value of $1.5 billion.