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Vince Staples launches $2 million GoFundMe so critics can pay him to ‘shut up forever’

Vince Staples has a ton of fans and critics. But this week, he had a unique suggestion for the latter group, offering to shut up forever if they pay him $2 million. 

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On Wednesday, the rapper announced the launch of a new GoFundMe, which encourages his critics to cough up a large sum of money to force him into exile.

The tongue-in-cheek campaign comes after a slew of complaints he said he received from recent concertgoers, who made a fuss about his production choice and energy on stage. That’s why he’s offering an alternative. 

“You can decide to donate to the cause of 2 million dollars, which will allow me to shut the [expletive] up forever, and you will never hear from me again,” he explained in a video posted to the site. “No songs, no interviews, no anything.”

The Long Beach native promises to use the funds to move to Palmdale, California, purchase a Honda, puppy and a year’s supply of “soups for the homies locked down,” he wrote.

As for those who don’t donate, he advises them to allow him to continue conducting his career as he pleases. “The choice is yours. Either way we appreciate you,” he said at the end of the one-minute clip.

A few have already contributed to the goal. The 24-year-old has raised more than $1,000 in six hours thanks to about 70 people.

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Several flocked to social media to respond to his message. Many thought it was hilarious, calling it a “PSA.”

Others said how disappointed they’d be if he left the entertainment business. They said they wanted more music from him.

And a few were actually hopeful that he’d make the $2 million. 

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