It appears that FN Meka will not be releasing any music or projects through Capitol Records, because he was dropped from the label just weeks after signing a deal with it. What could be the reason for this?
Capitol Music Group, according to New York Times music reporter Joe Coscarelli, has severed ties with the virtual rapper.
The record label severed ties with the musician as a result of some people criticizing his music for its racist overtones.
He allegedly posted images of police brutality on Instagram and used racial slurs in his song lyrics.
All of his content was written and produced by an artificial intelligence program, but all of his projects are overseen by a real person.
CMG issued an apology in a statement, apologizing to the Black community for their “insensitivity in signing this project” without further research and raising concerns about “equity and the creative process behind it.”
They also expressed gratitude to those who provided “constructive feedback,” as their input was used to determine their next move with the AI rapper.
Factory New, the team behind FN Meka, had not publicly responded as of this writing.
Industry Blackout, a nonprofit organization, was instrumental in Capitol Records’ decision to terminate the contract by calling on them to remove the rapper from all platforms.
Many hip-hop fans were disappointed when news of FN Meka’s signing with the record label circulated online a few days ago.
Online users suggested that music labels hire and sign actual musicians in the industry rather than a rapper created by artificial intelligence.
According to early reports, FN Meka is a TikTok sensation with a billion views and 10 million followers.
He previously released songs on the social media app such as “Speed Demon” and “Moonwalkin.”
FN Meka has already appeared in Clix and Gunna’s song “Florida Water.”
Ryan Ruden, the company’s Executive Vice President of Experiential Marketing and Business Development, previously stated that the virtual rapper’s project is just a “preview” of what’s to come.