Woke & Broke
2023-06-17 06:43:01 UTC
The wigger fucker can just put his whore to work turning tricks.Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were branded lazy and fking grifters
by Spotify employees Friday after the podcasting network canned their $20
Bill Simmons, the sportscaster who is also head of Spotifys international
sports content, said on his own podcast, The fking grifters. Thats
the podcast we shoulda launched with them.
His attack deepened the couples crisis as sources said they were lazy
compared to the Obamas, who also had a Spotify contract.
The collapse of the deal piles financial pressure on the Sussexes as
exorbitant bills for their Montecito, Calif. lifestyle mount.
Their sprawling Tuscan-style estate, bought for $14.7 million in June
2020, has a hefty mortgage.
Annual property taxes alone cost $144,427 and there is staffing and
maintenance on top.
Markle and her husbands deal with Spotify could have netted them $20M but
the failure to produce enough material means it is over with them getting
The bill for the couples private security detail is believed to be about
$2 million a year, there are legal fees from Harrys unending battles with
the British press and they have to keep their Archewell company afloat
without Spotifys cash.
Theyre not broke, stressed a source.
But theyre going to have to keep spending their money, instead of
The Sussexes Spotify deal was signed in 2020 but delivered just 13 hours
of programming in two and half years 12 episodes of Markles
Archetypes podcast, and a one-off holiday special.
They will not be paid anything close to the full amount they could have
earned under the deal.
Sources pointedly contrasted the Sussexes failed deal with the Obamas
similar deal, which ended last year.
Although Archetypes did well and got a couple of awards, when you go
into a deal like this, to have just one series over that course of time is
not great, a source close to the Sussexes deal said.
To put that into context, the Obamas and their production company, Higher
Ground, delivered multiple new series.
Simmons told how he had been called in to help Harry unsuccessfully
saying, I gotta get drunk one night and tell the story of this Zoom I had
with Harry to try to help him with a podcast idea. Its one of my best
He added, I wish I had been involved in the Meghan and Harry leave
Spotify negotiation. Thats a podcast we shouldve launched with them.
Another industry insider added, Spotify wants to focus on people who
drive strong audiences, like Alex Cooper, Dax Shepard and Emma
Chamberlain. There are a lot of great creators who are very eager.
Meghan and Harry are the outlier on all of this, I think they have come
off as being lazy and difficult.
In a statement, both Spotify and Archewell said they mutually agreed to
part ways and are proud of the series we made together.
Losing Spotify is a dramatic change in fortunes for the pair since they
quit being full-time royals, pleaded for privacy and launched their new
American lives with an explosive Oprah Winfrey interview trashing Harrys
family in 2021.
But since signing deals with Netflix and Spotify, the couples popularity
appears to have plunged and they have been plagued by staff turnover.
Last month, the two were mocked for claiming they were pursued at high
speed for hours by highly aggressive paparazzi in a near catastrophic
car chase through the streets of New York, at one point swapping their
SUV for a cab whose driver contradicted the account, leading to more
The now appear entirely estranged from the royal family.
Saturday will mark the first Trooping the Colour celebration since Queen
Elizabeths death and the first of King Charles reign but, as a non-
working royal, Prince Harry is not invited to the military ceremony.
The Sussexes signed an estimated $100 million, five-year deal with Netflix
back in September 2020 and hired former Disney+ exec Chanel Pysnik the
She served as an executive producer on their Netflix docu-series Harry
and Meghan, which was a global hit.
But so far, the only other show the couple has coming out is Heart of
Invictus, which was filmed while they were at the Invictus Games, for
wounded service personnel, in The Hague last year.
Page Six has been told its still slated to stream in August, a month
before Harry and Markle fly to Germany for this years Invictus Games.
It is unclear if this time they will be accompanied by documentary crews.
A Netflix source said they remain very valued partners with the company,
and the decision is business as usual.