On Wednesday, March 7, Vince Staples created a GoFundMe page titled “#GTFOMD”, where he’s calling on his audience to help him achieve a goal of $2M in donations.
A written description is included on the GoFundMe page, which states: “For 2M I agree to do the following: Move to Palmdale, Buy a Honda, Year supply of soups for the homies locked down, Buy a puppy.”
In a video included on the page, Vince Staples goes a little more in depth on his reasons for setting up the campaign:
“On GoFundMe.com, you can decide to donate to the cause of 2 million dollars, which will allow me to shut the f**k 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 of my d**k, or fund my lifestyle. The choice is yours.”
As of March 8, Vince has raised a little over $1,000 for his cause, which sets his end goal of $2 mill pretty far on the horizon. If he were to reach his goal, he’d have to keep the pace he set on his first day of earnings for roughly six years. With such an ambitious target, there’s a strong chance he set it without a real intention of ever reaching that amount of donations.
In his music, interviews, and even character, Vince Staples has always been pretty outspoken, so for him to offer up his permanent silence in exchange for cash seems almost as ridiculous for the amount he’s asking for in donations. With so much ridiculousness woven into his campaign, a glaring possibility remains that the whole thing is a publicity stunt. Could “#GTFOMD” be the title of an upcoming project of his? Only time will tell, but an Instagram post on Vince Staples’ account shows a picture of a condom with the words “get off my d**k” on the packaging, which only adds to the possibility that the GoFundMe campaign may have been made with ulterior motives.
Regardless, the recently made page has already gained the attention of hip-hop outlets like XXL, giving the rapper free publicity.
In addition to any potential promotion or publicity, the GoFundMe campaign allows Staples to make a clever statement about how he operates in hip-hop. By framing the campaign the way he did, there’s a chance that Staples is suggesting that he doesn’t necessarily feel the need to have the presence he does in hip-hop, and that he only maintains where he’s at for the money. If this is true, he’s shown a similar type of get-money attitude in his ad with Sprite, where his endorsement of the drink doesn’t try to hide the fact that its an endorsement in the slightest. See for yourself below.