Vince Staples made the following request to his haters this week: Either finance his early retirement or “get the fuck off [his] dick.”
The outspoken rapper made the proposal Wednesday with the launch of a GoFundMe campaign appropriately titled “Get the Fuck Off My Dick.” In an accompanying video, Staples explained the purpose behind the fundraiser, and laid out the conditions.
“You can decide to donate to the cause 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,” he explained. “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. Either way we appreciate you.”
It was trollish, passive aggressive, and everything you’d expect from the West Coast rapper; however, not everyone appreciated the stunt. On Thursday, Staples hit up Twitter to address all of the backlash his campaign has received, while also revealing the cover art for a new single also titled “Get the Fuck Off My Dick.”
As you probably guessed, the track takes aim at Vince's critics:
Yeah, I ain't taking no more calls, might think bout calling it quits
Press is trying to block my blessings, no more talking to Vince
NPR and XXL man I can't tell which is which
Mr. Mark, I think my label need a marketing switch
Hold up, switch the flow up, I won't roll for nothing
Rappers ho up, then they blow up, guess who do the fucking?
VMA and Grammy snubbing
You can stream the track now on Apple Music or purchase it on iTunes. As of Thursday night, Vince’s GoFundMe campaign had raised about $1,500, so it’s safe to say he won’t be leaving anytime soon. We're not mad about it.