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Jemele Hill Clarifies She Isn’t Leaving Spotify, Despite Rumors

Jemele Hill Clarifies She Isn’t Leaving Spotify, Despite Rumors
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Jemele Hill says she isn’t departing Spotify, regardless of a Bloomberg report stating in any other case — ‘I by no means requested Spotify for $100M.’

Regardless of a report that she can be leaving Spotify, Jemele Hill introduced on Twitter that her “Unbothered” community of podcasts isn’t going wherever. 

Bloomberg reported on Friday that Hill was searching for a brand new residence for her podcasting community, which incorporates her present Jemele Hill is Unbothered, as the corporate has “reconsidered its costly podcasting technique.”

“A whole lot of what’s been reported simply isn’t true,” tweeted Hill in response to a fan who tweeted that they hated that she had “misplaced her Spotify deal.”

“My podcast hasn’t been canceled. I by no means requested Spotify for $100M. This sh*t is really comical,” continues Hill, earlier than itemizing upcoming friends to her present: Sabrina Elba, Blair Underwood, Kasi Lemmons, JR Smith, Kenny Latimore, and extra. “When I’ve one thing to say, I’ll say it.”

In accordance with Bloomberg’s sources, who requested to not be recognized, Hill and Spotify are “negotiating the phrases of her separation, which can consequence in the long run of her present and community — at the least at Spotify.”

Bloomberg’s report comes 4 years after Spotify spent a cool $200 million for Joe Rogan’s podcast, after which Hill stated she wish to see Spotify give that a lot cash to Black podcasters.

“What I wish to see is for them handy $100 million to anyone who’s Black,” Hill informed The New York Instances. 

A former ESPN character, Jemele Hill left the community in 2018 amid political controversies there. After calling Donald Trump a white supremacist in 2017 and asking advertisers to boycott Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones after he urged the group may bench gamers who “disrespect the flag” — feedback that noticed her suspended from the community. Later that 12 months, she joined The Atlantic and began her podcast in 2019.

 

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