Vince Staples' brilliant and troll-worthy marketing has officially come to an end, as the rapper has announced he will be shutting down his GoFundMe campaign for good and plans to refund all the donations.
But he isn't stopping at simply giving back the money. Staples explained that he would match the total donations made as a charitable contribution to Michelle Obama Library in his hometown of Long Beach. The library opened in 2016 and features computers and 3-D printing, along with community rooms.
"Seeing as we clearly won’t reach our goal of 2 million dollars, I am cancelling the gofundme and refunding all the little people with big voices. I expect to hear no further slander," the rapper tweeted. "I am also personally matching the donations made and donating the full amount to the Michelle Obama library of Norf Long Beach... in honor of you citch ass niggas. I love you all, good day. #gtfomd."
I am also personally matching the donations made and donating the full amount to the Michelle Obama library of Norf Long Beach... in honor of you citch ass niggas. I love you all, good day. #gtfomd— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) March 15, 2018
The GoFundMe campaign titled #GTFOMD (or Get The Fuck Off My Dick) was initially launched as a clapback to Staples' haters, where he said he'll shut up forever and disappear for a cool $2 million. "On GoFundMe.com you can decide to donate to the cause of $2 million dollars, which will allow me to shut the fuck up forever and you will never hear from me again," he said in an accompanying video.
"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 off of my dick, or fund my lifestyle. The choice is yours. Either way we appreciate you."
The campaign later turned out to be—surprise, surprise—a promotion for Staples' new single, also called "Get the Fuck Off My Dick." The GoFundMe page was taken down for a moment and later restored, but now the rappers' efforts have officially ended. It's only a matter of time until Staples drops his next passive-aggressive industry chess move.