Vince Staples blasted music streaming service Spotify during a performance at SXSW.
On March 15, 2016 during his set in the Spotify House, he called out the company over unfair compensation for his music.
“Shout out to Spotify. Thank you for giving me this check to make up for what you’ve done to me and all my musical friends,” Staples said according to Austin360.com claiming that Spotify pays a 1/4 of a penny for each song streamed.
Later during his performance he asked the audience to “listen to your favorite album 1,000, 2,000 times so everybody can get an album sale.”