“We’ve turned off everything about Lil Kleine on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. Because, on one condition, we’re also very scared of that happening. So you don’t want to promote the same artist,” Patti tells NRC. The rapper was arrested in Amsterdam last weekend on charges of assault, by his fiancée Jamie Weiss. Since then, his current Sony Music brand and management have not responded.
In recent years, Top Notch has been very reluctant to comment on artists who have received negative media coverage. This also applies to rapper Bilal Waheeb, who lost his credibility after asking an underage boy on Instagram to show his genitals. “We learn as we move forward. I first plan what is going on with artist management and then consult with the team. The ambition is that things will go faster in the future. I understand the call that we must take responsibility; we also feel this urgency. I dare promise that we will do better. In the coming years,” says Patti
The album Ibiza Stories, in which Jorek Schulten, as Klein is really called, discusses the alleged abuse of his girlfriend in Ibiza, is still promoted by the label. The press release stated that Lil Klein would “frankly discuss the much-discussed situation in Ibiza”. “We discussed it, yeah,” Patty told the newspaper. “Looking back, this wasn’t the most appetizing press release we’ve sent out.”
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