Earlier this week it was announced that A.I. rapper FN Meka was signed by Capitol Records. A video then came out of one of the music videos where FN Meka raps “I don’t see no niggas like I’m playing hockey.” Soon after, it revealed the person behind the FN Meka project was white, causing an uproar on social media.
The backlash then caused Capitol Records to rethink their decision and drop FN Meka. Capitol shortly after released a statement apologizing for signing the A.I. rapper and issued an apology to the Black community.
“CMG has severed ties with the FN Meka project, effective immediately,” the label said in a statement. “We offer our deepest condolences to the Black community for our insensitivity in signing this project without asking enough questions about the 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.”
In a recent turn of events, it was revealed that the voice of FN Meka is a Black man, and in a posted DM conversation with FN Meka, the A.I. rapper believes that “racist reporters” are to blame for the rapper being dropped from his label.
YouTuber Jarvis Johnson reached out to F.N. Meka after being dropped from Capitol to offer his words of encouragement.
“Hey fam. i just heard the news. you’ll bounce back from this stronger than ever,” Johnson wrote to FN Meka.
Meka apparently replied: “Ty Jarvis!!! Honestly its algorithems controlling people. FnMeka is made by a black lady and a asian guy w/ a black voice. Racist reporters just want to report clickbait.”
“Literally weve told reporters this, and they ignore it just to get headlines. Its desperate and sad society we live in now,” he added.
Johnson then asked for some clarification on who voices the rapper. “Haha like an asian dude that sounds black or a voice actor?”
“Lady came up w/ idea, asian modeled it to give a rapper a voice,” Meka replied. “Its a simple business cooperation lmao. Rapper is black as you can tell by his voice. Idk why people cant tell. The asians voice is lighter.
Meka added, “But its fine, people just want clout and rather report false narratives.”
Meanwhile, the voice behind Meka, Kyle The Hooligan, came forward and claimed that the Meka creators ghosted him and have not paid him.
“I know y’all done heard about this FN Meka stuff. People been DMing me. I been trying to keep it quiet because I was gonna really wait ’til this shit blew up for real and went after them. Basically, it’s like, they came to me with this AI shit and was like, ‘Would I like to be the voice of it?’ I thought it was gonna some collaboration. They promised me equity in the company, percentages, all this stuff. “So I’m thinking, OK, this about to be some collab, something different for me, so where I can do my music and be on some AI stuff with this FN Meka character.”
He continued, “So, everything is going good. Next thing I know, niggas just ghosted me. Used my voice, used my sound, used the culture and just literally just left me high and dry. I aint get a dime off of nothing. And they got record deals, all this stuff. I wasn’t involved with no meetings or none of that, which is fucked up. So, honestly, I’m glad they ass got canceled. That’s karma for they ass.”