Update: Capitol Records Pulls Plug On Controversial A.I. Rapper FN Meka & Apologizes To The Black Community For ‘Insensitivity’

Update: Capitol Records Pulls Plug On Controversial A.I. Rapper FN Meka & Apologizes To The Black Community For ‘Insensitivity’


Update: It looks like virtual rapper FN Meka time with Capitol Records was short-lived. According to reports, on Tuesday (Aug. 23) Capitol Records announced they had officially “severed ties” with the A.I. rapper FN Meka after facing backlash from activist groups and the public that the robot rapper was a stereotypical caricature of Black artists. In a released statement a Capitol Music Group spokesperson said,

“CMG has severed ties with the FN Meka project, effective immediately. 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.”

Reportedly, FN Meka isn’t too happy with being dropped by CMG. In alleged DMs the virtual rapper said,

“FnMeka is made by a black lady and a asian guy w/ a black voice. Racist reporters just want to report clickbait.”





Original Story: The virtual world is truly taking over, and AI-driven music artist FN Meka is proving that and more!

Powered by what’s called artificial intelligence, which is the development of computer-performed tasks that would usually require the human brain, FN Meka just bagged a record deal with one of the top labels in the entertainment business, Capitol Records.

FN Meka

FN Meka, who was originally signed to Factory New (a media company that specifically focuses on digital talent) is currently sitting at 10+ million followers on TikTok. He just debuted his anticipated single, “Florida Water,” featuring Atlanta-metro lyricist Gunna and Fortnite champion Clix. The newly-released song was produced by Turbo and DJ Holiday.



However, while his bops in the booth may be AI-charged, Meka is actually voiced by a human, and augmented reality (the merging of digital information with the user’s environment in real time) is used for his content creation on social media. Another interesting fact is that he also sells NFTs! Not too long ago, he sold a “super toilet” for $6,500.

When speaking of adding Meka to the Capitol team, Capitol Music Group’s Executive Vice President of Experiential Marketing & Business Development Ryan Ruden said:

“[The project] meets at the intersection of music, technology, and gaming culture. [This] is just a preview of what’s to come. This latest project with FN Meka and Clix, while a first of its kind, is only an evolution of Capitol Records’ eighty-year history of innovation.”

Check out FN Meka’s “Florida Water,” with Gunna and Clix here!

Congrats to FN Meka on his newest accomplishment! Without a doubt, he’s certainly out here making moves–even if they’re robotic!

What are your thoughts on FN Meka? Let us know in the comments below!

Authored by: Ashley Blackwell