Jann Wenner Pled His Case During Rock Hall of Fame Emergency Meeting Before Board Voted Him Out

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner was given a final chance to explain himself to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation on Saturday (Sept. 16) during an emergency conference call before he was voted off the organization’s board of directors. But instead of quelling outrage at comments he made regarding female and black artists in a New York Times interview that ran Friday Friday, the 77-year-old media icon angered longtime allies on the board with his “bad apology,” sources tell Billboard.

In the New York Times piece, Wenner said women and Black artists didn’t “articulate” on a high enough level in his interviews with them to

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