The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been branded “shit scammers” by Spotify’s chief after their $20 million contract with Spotify fell through.
Sportscaster Bill Simmons, 53, who is also head of international sports content at Spotify, said after reports that Prince Harry, 38, and his wife, Meghan Markle, 41, did not meet last week. criticized for being removed from a major streaming service. productivity requirements”.
He said on his podcast:
“One night I got drunk and had to tell a Zoom story I had with Harry to help me with an idea for a podcast.
“This is one of my best stories.”
He added, “I wish I had been part of the ‘Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving Spotify’ negotiations.” This is the podcast we should have started with them. ”
The cost of living in Montecito, Calif. has risen, and the collapse of the agreement is said to have put financial pressure on the Sussexes.
Purchased in June 2020 for $14.7 million, the sprawling Tuscan-inspired mansion he lives with son Archie, 4, and daughter Lilibet, 2, has a hefty mortgage, and is only paying property taxes. It costs $144,427 a year, plus staff and maintenance costs.
The couple’s private security details are estimated to cost about $2 million a year, keeping Archwell’s company alive without the legal costs of Prince Harry’s fight with the British media and Spotify’s cash. There is also the fact that
A source told Page Six: But they will have to keep spending their money instead of putting it in the bank. ”
The Sussexes’ Spotify deal, which was signed in 2020, streamed just 13 hours in two and a half years and included 12 episodes of Meghan’s podcast “Archetype” and a one-off holiday special. rice field.
Another industry insider added on page 6: “Spotify wants to focus on people like Alex Cooper, Dax Shepherd and Emma Chamberlain who drive strong audiences.
“Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are freaks in all of this. I think they come across as lazy and cranky.”
Spotify and Archewell said in a statement, “We have both agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we have created together.”