A prominent figure at Spotify has lashed out at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, branding them “shit scammers” after they canceled their contract and cut off their $25 million deal.
Podcaster Bill Simmons ringer He invested $200 million in Spotify in 2020 and is now one of the company’s top executives, but he lashed out at the Sussexes after his company, Archwell, parted ways with the company.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a three-year deal to produce content for Spotify, which also includes Joe Rogan.
But Meghan only hosted one series prototype As part of the deal, I interviewed guests Serena Willians, Mariah Carey and Paris Hilton on a podcast.
Simmons, Spotify’s head of podcast innovation and monetization, criticized the couple on his podcast on Friday.
“Fucking grifters, that’s the podcast we should start with them,” he said.
“I got drunk one night and had a Zoom talk with Harry and thought I would help Harry with an idea for a podcast.
Simmons’ criticism is not surprising. He had previously lashed out at Harry when he was signed to Spotify, saying in January that he was “embarrassed” to be with the same company.
“Shoot this guy into the sun,” Simmons said on the podcast. “I’m sick of this guy. What will he bring to the table?
“He just keeps bitching about shit and giving interviews. Who says ***? Who cares about your life? You weren’t even your beloved son. … you lives in fucking Montecito, sells documentaries and podcasts, and nobody cares what you have to say unless you’re just talking about the royal family and complaining.”