Vince Staples executed a brilliant public relations campaign in promotion his latest single (March 8) “Get the F— Off My Dick,” by previously launching a GoFundMe page that would have sent him comfortably into retirement if the fundraiser reached its goal $2 million. The Big Fish Theory rapper brought the campaign to an end Wednesday night (March 14) announcing that he would be refunding each the $2,022 donors.
The 24-year-old took matters a step further revealing plans to give back to his hometown's community, “I am also personally matching the donations made and donating the full amount to the Michelle Obama library Norf Long Beach… in honor you citch ass niggas. I love you all, good day. #gtfomd,” he posted to his Twitter account Wednesday (March 14).
Staples originally announced the clever marketing strategy last week (March 7) due to numerous complaints from fans about uninspiring performances, “I'll go the fuck away forever. You will never hear from me again: no songs, no interviews, no nothing. If not, you can let me choose to do what the fuck I want to do, when I want to do it,” he says in reference to the #GTFOMD campaign's $2 million goal.
Check out Staples' tweets below.