Capitol Music Group on Tuesday announced that it had "severed relations" with the A.I. rapper FN Meka,

after a backlash from activists and other observers who believed the virtual rapper was a stereotyped portrayal that portrayed Black artists.

"CMG has ended its connections in this project. FN Meka project, effective immediately," a Capitol Music Group spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. 

"We extend our sincere apology towards those in the Black communities for the lack of sensitivity to sign this agreement

without asking the right questions about equity and the artistic process behind the project. We are grateful to those who have been

in touch with us to provide constructive feedback in the last few days. Your input was extremely valuable when we made the decision to end our involvement in the Meka project.

The group demanded Capitol Records cut ties with the FN Meka project, issue an apology to the public,

and redirect any money that was spent on behalf of Capitol Records and Factory New on FN Meka toward organizations supporting 

Black young people in the arts as well as marketing Black artists who have signed with Capitol Records.