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Master P: Spotify has to 'have the right people represent them'

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Rap icon and entrepreneur Master P told Yahoo Finance that Spotify should take a hard look at itself in the mirror right now.

"So the thing is, I feel like they just have to have the right people to represent them and they got to get rid of the wrong people. And I see what's going on, and I just think that everybody, nobody's perfect. So I'm praying that they get it right with the right people and I think that they'll be alright with that," Master P (Percy Miller) said in an interview.

The comments come as Spotify continues to deal with backlash from controversial podcaster Joe Rogan, who has apologized for using racial slurs while also still spinning confusion on COVID-19 vaccines and mask wearing. Such commentary has triggered several artists to pull their music from the platform, including Neil Young.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said recently he doesn't believe "silencing" Rogan is the answer. The company has since chosen to remove dozens of Rogan's older shows from the platform.

Master P said he hasn't paid too much attention to the uproar, more so watching it from afar.

"I haven't gotten into it yet. I'm really ... hasn't been in the music business in 20 years, so I'm more into the product," the musician added.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 03: Percy
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 03: Percy "Master P" Miller attends the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala on May 03, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage)

To that end, the well-know entrepreneur — who made a run at buying Reebok from Adidas last year — continues to enter into new ventures.

Master P is pushing into grocery aisles with his affordable Rap Snacks product line. He recently also launched a self-serve ice cream machine.

"I think it's important to be able to have some balance in any supermarket," Master P said. "I feel like we are opening up doors in a lot of supermarkets and grocery stores to say you know what? Let's put some of these African American and Latino products onto the shelves."

Brian Sozzi is an editor-at-large and anchor at Yahoo Finance. Follow Sozzi on Twitter @BrianSozzi and on LinkedIn.

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