Capitol Data is pulling the plug on its AI rapper FN Meka, and calling the unconventional and controversial signing an insensitive transfer on their half — on reflection, that’s.
The label went public with Meka’s contract on August 12, however Tuesday it did an entire 180° … apologizing to the Black neighborhood for not pondering issues all through.
Sources near the scenario inform TMZ Hip Hop … Manufacturing facility New, the corporate that concocted FN Meka, was nearly blindsided by the information, studying of their shredded contract simply moments earlier than Capitol introduced it was slicing ties.
We’re additionally informed by label sources … some indignant staffers blame Capitol’s lack of variety for the deal getting a greenlight, within the first place. One supply claims the label has only a few senior-level Black executives operating departments.
FN Meka — a man-made intelligence rapper with computer-generated lyrics — featured overly exaggerated African-American tropes … which triggered a serious backlash.
Many followers and pundits took difficulty with the AI entertainer (or its creators) utilizing the n-word, and romanticizing run-ins with police.
The digital rapper’s debut single “Florida Water” single truly options Gunna, who’s at present incarcerated.
We lately spoke to Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Concord concerning the scenario … who felt the daybreak of the AI rapper just isn’t solely inevitable, however finally dangerous for human rapper job safety down the road.
It seems their spots are secure … for now.