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Capitol Records Dropped the Artificial Intelligence Rapper (FN Meka) from the Label After Backlash

Capitol Records has dropped the artificial intelligence rapper FN Meka from its label after being publicly criticized for cultural insensitivity.

Some felt that FN Meka negatively reflects Black culture. An activist group, Industry Blackout, released a statement explaining their disapproval of what the character represents. Soon after, Capitol Records dropped the robot rapper from the label and released the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: "CMG has severed ties with the FN Meka project, effective immediately." "We offer our deepest apologies to the Black community for our insensitivity in signing this project without asking enough questions about equity and the creative process behind it. We thank those who have reached out to us with constructive feedback in the past couple of days — your input was invaluable as we came to the decision to end our association with the project."

However, FN Meka made music with a recording artist before the relationship with the record label ended. He collaborated with rapper Gunna and gaming streamer Cody "Clix" Conrad for the song "Florida Water." The music was removed from all streaming platforms. The FN Meka Instagram account is now private and reads, "Robot Rapper not accepted by this world."

Photo Credits: Capitol Records & FN Meka



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