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Capitol Removes Virtual Rapper FN Meka Following Criticism for Stereotypes

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The record label expressed regret to "the Black community" for being insensitive in its promotion of an AI-backed

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criticism criticised as being "appropriate" and having "slurs embedded in songs"

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Capitol Music Group said on Tuesday that it was breaking connections with major record labels Capitol and Blue Note.

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includes its newest contentious performer, FN Meka, a virtual "robot rapper" with more than 10 million followers on TikTok who is partially powered by artificial intelligence.

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The project was originally described by the firm as "simply a preview of what's to come" and the "first augmented reality artist to sign to a major label."

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However, following mounting outrage to what sceptics claimed to be digital blackface, including material that appeared to

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