T-Pain has spoke about the situation with the backlash of Joe Rogan over his Dr. David Malone interview and N-word controversy.
The singer questions what exactly is the motive of those who are in an outrage.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Sunday sent a memo to the company’s employees saying that while Rogan’s comments are “incredibly hurtful” and “do not represent the values of this company,” Rogan still has a home at Spotify. Spotify in 2020 paid a reported $100 million for “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
“While I strongly condemn what Joe has said and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more,” Ek said in the memo. “And I want to make one point very clear – I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer. We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope. Looking at the issue more broadly, it’s critical thinking and open debate that powers real and necessary progress.”
T-Pain spoke with TMZ over the weekend in L.A. stating, “That’s Just Tips,” at Nightingale. He says … yeah, Rogan’s use of the n-word is ugly and perhaps even worthy of “cancelation.”
CW: Multiple clips of Joe Rogan saying the N-word.
With all that said, T-Pain also wonders if the same energy people have for Joe Rogan at the moment is merely selective — because he says, if folks are truly perturbed by what they consider dangerous rhetoric, why not nix a lot of raps songs too???
He’s pointing out what he sees as hypocrisy and asking for folks to dish out their indignation evenly.