- Peleton said it would no longer use Ye’s music in its future classes after his antisemitic comments.
- Peleton’s decision follows other large companies like Adidas cutting ties with the rapper.
- Spotify said on Tuesday that it could not stop hosting West’s music.
Peloton said it would indefinitely pause the use of Ye’s music in its future workout classes after the rapper, who legally changed his name from Kanye West to Ye, recently made antisemitic comments on a podcast.
A Peloton spokesperson confirmed to CNN on Thursday the company made the decision to stop using Ye’s music “immediately following his remarks” and said it takes the issue “very seriously.”
Peloton did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment on Saturday.
One Peloton instructor, Alex Toussaint, said during a 45-minute hip-hop exercise that he would stop playing Ye’s music during his workouts “because I love everybody.”
“I want to make sure everybody feels safe in my environment and my classes,” Toussaint said in a video of the exercise that was posted on YouTube. “I’m not even going to speak too much on it because you know I stand with you, you will not hear that artist in my class at all.”
About 1,800 Peloton classes that appear on the company’s website will remain, but will no longer be promoted by the service’s algorithm, CNN reported.
Peleton’s decision follows Ye being dropped by other companies such as Adidas, Balenciaga, and Gap. West has said that he lost as much as $2 billion following the major companies decided to go their separate ways.
“I LOST 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN ONE DAY AND I’M STILL ALIVE,” Ye wrote in an Instagram post. “THIS IS LOVE SPEECH. I STILL LOVE YOU. GOD STILL LOVES YOU.
Spotify said on Tuesday that it could not stop hosting West’s music unless his record label decides to pull it from the platform, Reuters reported. Def Jam, which owns the copyright to West’s recordings from 2002 through 2016, said in a statement that “there is no place for antisemitism in our society.”