India.Arie told CNN anchor Don Lemon that she accepted Joe Rogan's apology after she helped to cancel him on social media.
Arie was among social media users who reposted a compilation video of Rogan uttering "ni**er" on his popular podcasts from years ago.
The campaign to cancel Rogan began when he hosted anti-vaxxers on his podcast, including health experts who were against vaccinating children.
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Spotify stood by Rogan and didn't blink an eye when musicians Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and then Arie removed their music from the platform.
However, Arie has had a change of heart.
On CNN Monday night, Arie said she accepted Rogan's apology. She said she was aware of Rogan's "insensitive comments around race before because I'm a podcast listener. I've heard many episodes of his podcast. When I learned about his language, I just tuned out on my own."
Arie said she got upset when Spotify paid Rogan $100 million to bring his popular podcast to the streaming service.
"Many people find it offensive," she said, noting that Rogan is well-compensated while "the vast majority of working artists are paid [peanuts]" by streaming services.
Watch the interview below.
Grammy award-wining singer India Arie is removing her music from Spotify after highlighting Joe Rogan's repeated use of racist language.
— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) February 8, 2022