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Vince Staples launches crowdfunding campaign to “shut the fuck up forever”

By | Published on Thursday 8 March 2018

Vince Staples

Rapper Vince Staples has responded to online complaints about some of his recent shows by launching a crowdfunding campaign to pay for his early retirement. If he reaches his goal of $2 million, he says, he will “shut the fuck up forever”.

In a video explaining the campaign, Staples says: “We’ve got a lot of complaints about our recent show performances, energy on stage, production choices – I think one person said it sounds like we’re rapping on robot videogame beats. We would like to apologise for that”.

He goes on: “We would like to give you an alternative. On, you can decide to donate to the call of $2 million, which will allow me to shut the fuck up forever and you will never hear from me again. No songs, no interviews, no anything. If not, you can choose to let me do what the fuck I want to do when I want to do it. Get off of my dick, or fund my lifestyle. The choice is yours”.

In exchange for the $2 million, the rapper says he will agree to move to Palmdale in California and buy a Honda, a year’s supply of soup “for the homies locked down”, and a puppy. The rest will be spent on the aforementioned shutting the fuck up forever.

Currently he’s only up to $1234, so it’s looking like he might not be retiring. You can pitch in and help out (or not) here.