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Spotify users demanding refunds because of heavy Drake promotion

They're upset.

Spotify users are reportedly demanding refunds from the music platform following too much Drake promotion.

The release of the Canadian rapper's latest album Scorpion this past week saw the streaming service not only push Drizzy's new beats, but they "had his image on playlists that didn't even contain his music, like "Massive Dance Hits," "Best of British" and "Happy Pop Hits," for example," reports Tech Crunch.

It was move that annoyed some premium users who say they feel the "takeover" constituted as advertising—something they pay the service to opt out of.

"I paid for ad-free music. Are you going to refund this month since the entire browse section is a Drake advertisement?" one customer tweeted.

"Why am I paying for an 'ad-free' service?" wrote another. "No recommendation algorithm would suggest I'd actually listen to Drake."

And Spotify started responding to tweets when they noticed the backlash:

Drizzy isn't likely to have lost fans (or money) over the promo because the 25-track double album was streamed on Apple Music and Spotify over 302 million times in the first 24 hours of release, Rolling Stone reported.

But as Billboard notes, the music service is likely to suffer, having done damage to its reputation with customers:

In other controversial news, did you hear Drake admitted he was a daddy on his latest drop?

The rapper might have Nicki Minaj, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and previously unreleased vocals from Micheal Jackson on his new album, but the real news is he has an 8-month-old son with a woman he had a brief relationship with named Sophie Brussaux.

On the track Emotionless, which feats. Mariah Carey, Drizzy reveals:

He goes on to add:

TMZ sources say the music star has been cutting cheques for his former lover since late in her pregnancy, to make sure she "lives comfortably".