Capitol Records is pulling the plug on its AI rapper FN Meka, and contacting the unconventional and controversial signing an insensitive shift on their portion — in retrospect, that is.
The label went public with Meka’s contract on August 12, but Tuesday it did a full 180° … apologizing to the Black local community for not thinking items all the way by way of.
Sources close to the situation explain to TMZ Hip Hop … Manufacturing unit New, the firm that concocted FN Meka, was pretty much blindsided by the information, finding out of their shredded contract just moments before Capitol introduced it was chopping ties.
We’re also told by label sources … some offended staffers blame Capitol’s absence of range for the offer having a greenlight, in the 1st location. One particular supply claims the label has very couple senior-degree Black executives working departments.
FN Meka — an artificial intelligence rapper with laptop or computer-generated lyrics — featured overly exaggerated African-American tropes … which brought on a big backlash.
Numerous supporters and pundits took concern with the AI entertainer (or its creators) employing the n-term, and romanticizing operate-ins with law enforcement.
The digital rapper’s debut single “Florida Water” one basically features Gunna, who is now incarcerated.
We not too long ago spoke to Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony about the situation … who felt the dawn of the AI rapper is not only inescapable, but eventually undesirable for human rapper job stability down the line.
It seems their places are safe … for now.