Record company Sony Music is ending the collaboration with rapper Lil Kleine. The company has announced this in a statement that is in the hands of various media.
“Sony Music takes the allegations against Lil Kleine very seriously and in no way tolerates the behavior that can be seen in the images that are circulating on social media,” said the statement from responsible director Alex De Maegd.
Earlier this week it was announced that Top Notch, the former record label of Lil Kleine, has stopped promoting the rapper’s music. That said director Vincent Patty in an interview with NRC. “We’ve stopped everything about Lil Kleine on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter,” Patty said in that interview. “Because, provided, we are also very scared that this will happen. Then you don’t want to promote the same artist.”
Abuse of girlfriend
Lil Kleine, who is actually called Jorik Scholten, is suspected of assaulting his girlfriend Jaimie Vaes. He was arrested last Sunday after the police received a report of an assault on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Images distributed on social media show how the rapper pulls his girlfriend Jaimie Vaes out of a car and mistreats him. Scholten was provisionally released on Wednesday. The Public Prosecution Service is against the release appealed†
Sony Music is not the first company to end its collaboration with the rapper. Streaming service Spotify previously removed songs by Lil Kleine from all playlists composed by the editors of the company itself. The music of the singer can still be heard on the music platform. radio station FunX is not playing the rapper’s music for the time being.
Madame Tussauds removed the image of the rapper that was in the museum in Amsterdam.
Earlier this month, Scholten was given a community service order of 120 hours for assaulting a visitor to an Amsterdam club in 2019. The judge spoke of “pointless nightlife violence”. Surveillance images show that Scholten made “stepping movements”, according to the judge.
Het Parool wrote that Scholten appealed against the ruling.