Thursday, February 03, 2022

India Arie Explains Spotify Boycott Over Joe Rogan N-Word Use


Recently recording artists Neil Young, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Joni Micthell all pulled their music from Spotify after Joe Rogan was accused of spreading COVID misinformation on his podcast [click here if you missed that]. 

Now India Arie has also pulled her music from Spotify but it's not because of Joe Rogan's views on COVID, but because of his views on race...





In a video posted on her Instagram Stories India Arie breaks down the vast disparity in what artists are paid on Spotify vs what Joe Rogan is paid for his podcast and says she does not want to generate money to fund his platform. India also revealed that Spotify admitted to her that Black music is the backbone of Spotify subscriptions. 

Fun Fact: Spotify pays Joe Rogan $100 million to air his podcast while artists receive .003% of a penny per stream.




19 comments:

COOLKID said...

From a White Man who is built like a an Ape/Caveman! Go figure!

Anonymous said...

White people are racist??? Whhhaaattt...
Racist whites will always have a platform because they built the platform off the backs of blacks like every institution in America and America itself. Stop with the outrage because there will never exist a non-racist America. Build our own plaforms and institutions and stop being exploited every which way but loose by whites, blacks, asians, arabs etc and get back to black excellence.

Anonymous said...

Joe thinks he has a black pass to say what he wants because of his celebrity status and knowing black ppl.
This is also why we need to cancel the N word from our vocabulary. Is has not and will not be excepted anyway you pronounce it. It's not a word of endearment to me.

Anonymous said...

I stand with India.....lol she said I don't have a stage name because I was born for this yessss!!

Alma's Daughter said...

Getting rid of the N word is exactly what they want. They don’t care that we say it, but it hurts them to the core that WE CAN say it and THEY CAN’T. That’s the only reason they want us to get rid of it. It puts a big-ass bone in that soup of privilege they rely on.

I say let’s hold on to it for awhile longer. I love watching them turn red over this. LOL

Anonymous said...

.003% of a penny per stream???? Shoulda left a loooooong time ago you big dummies.

Anonymous said...

Joe Rogan has a lot of big name black comedians who support his bullshit wacko theories, so good luck with that. I can't only fuck with his show every now and then because he goes out of his way to have a controversial and sensationalized show. The only show I enjoyed of Joe's was with the author who wrote that new book on the secret connection of Charles Manson, the CIA and LAPD called Chaos. Incredible book and equally great interview. Other than that, I don't know how anyone can stomach Joe's dry humor.


Anonymous said...

All that caucasian (Pink people, like that if a pig) have is racism. They wake up everyday with People of Color, at the forefront of their small minds. (Let that sink in)!. Yet they appropriate everything we do, desire our men & women, get surgery to resemble us, including penal implants. And the list goes on and on!. Remember; the very thing you hate, winds up in your family...

Anonymous said...

BTW; It us said that Joe Rogan bottoms for the majority of the UFC fighters!. They say he's an aggressive bottom & has a serious head game, due to the fact he has no gagg reflex...

Anonymous said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOL...^ Need To Stop It... LOLOLOLOL

TRACI404 said...

I knew this man was spewing racist-ish without even listening to a podcast.
What I did not know is BLACK FOLKS MUSIC IS THE BACK BONE OF SPOTIFY!!
uhhh...and they are only paying folks .003 a stream
But MR. RACIST gets $100 million to sit on his ass and talk shit about us all day?
Uhhh no MA'AM. #next
No more spotify on my phone

Anonymous said...

I could care less about him questioning Covid. It is very questionable and inconsistent with every scientifical logic there is.

I need receipts on the bottom boy madness, not buying it. Never heard his views on race.

Unknown said...

Imagine siding with Spotify just to earn 0.00003 % of a cot damn penny, for years of your artistry to pay for a yt racist who denies climate change existence, centuries of scientific and medical research - not based on medical research or any formal documentation - but based on your own limited understanding of science. There's no debating with idiots who are too poorly equipped to challenge centuries of data backed research on virology and science, smh. Science is not a choice; it's based on experiments and facts. So, yes, Joe should be cancelled for misinformation - the same way snake oil salesmen should've been jailed for misrepresentation. That type of ignorance and misinformation leads to global public health crises (ummm, HELLO?!) because ppl refuse to mitigate the virus by being selfless and listening to the experts.

And we see the results of misinformation trickling down in the blogsphere - for instance, Sandra Rose has a story posted about Ciara advocating for more women to get screened for cervical cancer. A preventative treatment that can either prevent, or lower the chances of developing into cervical cancer. The posters on that thread are literally telling other women to not get paps because "holistic" treatments (i.e. table salt and baking soda πŸ™„) are more effective and less "toxic". These idiots couldn't even pass basic arithmetic, but they swear they understand gynecology (4 years of medical school, followed by a 4+ year residency) better than those who've taken the time and money to study it! Or, they swear these "treatments" come from doctors - who presumably share their own misinformed views smh. We are truly living in a dangerous time when experts can be questioned on basic data that can be substantiated!

Unknown said...

I stand with India. I hope more black celebrities consider taking back their artistry and going to a platform that doesn't sponsor racists, climate change deniers, and anti vaxxers. The misinformation has killed millions, and continues to put additional millions at risk by advocating against the vaccine. We are never going to get back to normalcy if we continue to let these repugnant rednecks hold our democracy hostage. You losers lost! Get over it! All this misinformation and racism is going to do is ensure that you continue to lose...

Anonymous said...

@1:19PM.....Say it louder for the ones in the back!!!

Anonymous said...

I stand with India. I hope more black celebrities consider taking back their artistry and going to a platform that doesn't sponsor racists, climate change deniers, and anti vaxxers. The misinformation has killed millions, and continues to put additional millions at risk by advocating against the vaccine. We are never going to get back to normalcy if we continue to let these repugnant rednecks hold our democracy hostage. You losers lost! Get over it! All this misinformation and racism is going to do is ensure that you continue to lose...

Anonymous said...

I didn't stream from there before and certainly won't stream from there now.

Missy Jones said...

So is she also going to boycott all of the hip hop artists that uses the N word? Another hypocritical BLM member.

WiserWords2 said...

Missy Jones said...
So is she also going to boycott all of the hip hop artists that uses the N word? Another hypocritical BLM member.

9:52 AM

She doesn't need to boycott the hip-hop artists. You need to stop deflecting with whataboutism and familiarize yourself with the concept of "context".

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