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Vince Staples vows to disappear with GoFundMe campaign

From commercials to campaigns

Vince Staples just made things weird.

Vince Staples had a great 2017. His track “BagBak” was featured in one of the trailers for Marvel’s Black Panther, he was featured on the Gorillaz track “Ascension,” he released his album Big Fish Theory to widespread critical acclaim touting it as one of the best albums of 2017 and saw the single “Big Fish” tear up the charts.

There’s also that whole Sprite sponsorship that can’t go unnoticed.

But still, the rapper feels as if it’s time to pull away from the spotlight. After his meteoric 2017, it seems that he’s taken a fall from glory.

Fans have shot back at the rapper for lackluster performances during his current tour with Tyler, the Creator and questioned the production value of his other work.

Staples took it upon himself to fire back at the fans and critics in a rather unconventional way.

He has announced that if the public at large doesn’t take a step back in criticizing him, they can donate to his GoFundMe campaign to aide in his early retirement.

The $2 million goal is steep, but as the campaign’s page says, he will agree to use the money to:

– Move to Palmdale
– Buy a Honda
– Year supply of soups for the homies locked down
– Buy a puppy

The video says that with the money he will no longer produce music, give interviews and fans wouldn’t hear from him again.

If the goal is not met, then he will carry on doing what he’s doing and everyone will simply have to deal with it.

As of press time, he has had 104 donors with donations totaling almost $1,300. Staples has been watching the progress and almost taunting fans to either donate or sit down.

As of now, it’s unclear whether or not he will meet his goal.

However, starting a GoFundMe campaign to fund your retirement out of spite is a good way to not only generate press, but to also let fans and critics know that he can take their criticism with a grain of salt.

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