Apparently computer-generated musicians were a thing...until they weren't. Capitol Records has cut all ties with an Artificial Intelligence Rapper named 'FN Meka' after backlash over cultural appropriation and fairly blatant racism. Yes, you read all of that correctly. So let's break this down a little bit.

A computer-generated rap artist, which was programmed to use stereotypical slurs (including the 'N' word) in its songs was signed by one of the most notable record labels in the music industry, and subsequently dropped.

Capitol Records had signed the AI rapper to a deal, after the bot had gained over 10 million followers on its TikTok page. After doing some due diligence, Capitol realized that NONE of the bot's human creators were black. Yikes. Cultural appropriation is one thing, but having a slur-shouting computer developed by 2 non-black dudes (Anthony Martini and Brandon Le) is something entirely different.

Capitol Records released a statement regarding the release of FN Meka from their label.

"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."

Followers also pointed out that FN Meka's Instagram page is chock-full of posts depicting police violence and brutality. So yeah, I'd say it was a smart move to sever ties.