As previously reported by REVOLT, artificial intelligence rapper FN Meka has been dropped by Capitol Records after just two weeks of being signed. The first-of-its-kind artist immediately grabbed attention for being a non-human musician signed to a major label. FN Meka soon faced backlash for using racial slurs in its lyrics and was accused of perpetuating racial stereotypes.
Today (Aug. 24), Twitter users are continuing to express their relief that Capitol Records has chosen to sever ties with the bot. “That FN Meka prison post was TOO f**king weird. Glad they pulled the plug on allat,” one tweet read. The user was referring to a viral photo of the heavily tattooed AI rapper being beaten by a white police officer while in prison — which appeared to make a mockery of urban artists. “POLICE BRUTALITY!? What Should I Do ?!?! This Guard keeps beating me w/his BATON because I [won’t] snitch. I [ain’t] NO RAT. Life in Prison is so Depressing. I wish I could get out so I could start making music again,” the picture is captioned.
a white dude creates fn meka, has it saying nigga and using police brutality as content is so crazy to me.
— 🥷🏾 (@bozitrapboy) August 23, 2022
FN Meka’s Instagram account is now private, but the screenshots (and outrage) remain. “I’m glad they got FN Meka outta here quick, s**t like that shouldn’t represent hip hop AT ALL,” a user wrote. Another added, “Glad to hear they’ve severed ties with FN Meka, it just shows there aren’t enough BLACK people making decisions higher up or that wouldn’t have been approved.”
To add insult to injury, FN Meka was reportedly co-created by a white man named Anthony Martini. “A white dude creates FN Meka, has it saying ‘n**ga’ and using police brutality as content is so crazy to me,” a tweet noted. A similar post read, “FN Meka is controlled by a white man who programs it to say the N-Word, in case you didn’t know.”
Capitol Records released a statement announcing the split with FN Meka after mounting criticism: “We offer our deepest apologies to the Black community for our insensitivity in signing this project without asking enough questions about equity and the creative process behind it. We thank those who have reached out to us with constructive feedback in the past couple of days — your input was invaluable as we came to the decision to end our association with the project.”
that fn meka prison post was TOO fucking weird, glad they pulled the plug on allat
— 🤎+ (@clinterweb) August 23, 2022
Glad to hear they’ve severed ties with FN Meka, it just shows there aren’t enough BLACK people making decisions higher up or that wouldn’t have been approved.
— 🇯🇲 pep-bec ✨ (@KnownAsRee_) August 24, 2022
I’m glad they got FN Meka outta here quick, shit like that shouldn’t represent hip-hop AT ALL
— Sebas (@callmesebas) August 23, 2022
I'm really happy that the internet ain't letting the bullshit that is FN Meka slide.
Music industry down bad.
— Gory Matthews (@GoryMatthews) August 23, 2022
Music industry wanna use the N word so bad they signed FN Meka. Someone turn the power off at Captital Records. Ai robots are signing their own kind😂
— Sorry (@HazTweetz) August 23, 2022
The funniest thing is abt this fn meka shit to me is that its a white dude who made the shit just so that he can say the n word in his lyrics and get away with it
— HOLLOW & ABYSSAL. (@hollowshawdy) August 24, 2022
Is it socially acceptable for FN Meka to say the N word?
— Marcus Parrish (@lovebombmusic) August 23, 2022
also the whole “fn meka was created/controlled by whitе men but he has lyrics with the n slur + his ig had a picture of a cop hitting him w/ a baton (W/ the caption literally mentioning police brutality)” is very … 🤨🤨🤨🤨
— lily (@lordofthejewels) August 23, 2022
Fn meka sounded like 69.. used the n word.. but definitely was white passing, but doesn’t matter bc whoever coded him is probably white and created a stereotypical rapper exploiting the culture of a art dominated by Black people. Insane he was signed in the first place, jfc
— blair dont care (@blairrridc) August 24, 2022
FN Meka is an AI generated rapper, it already has a record deal with a major label and 500k monthly Spotify listeners, also uses the n word in its song.
Shut that thing down.
— log off & seek help (@sleekseesghosts) August 22, 2022
it’s a couple of white executives that’s actually behind the A.I rapper FN Meka and they’ve been getting a lot backlash cause in the songs they use nigga damn near every other line also they did a post about police violence and has the AI rapper getting beat by police so yeah🤔
— dividedwefall21 (@dividedwefall21) August 24, 2022
Capitol Records has shut down FN Meka, its rapper made by artificial intelligence, after an activist group and social media users called it out for its usage of the N-word and claims of brutality at the hands of the police.https://t.co/AiiaBkjsYL
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 24, 2022