Vince Staples asks fans to “peer pressure” Netflix for his show
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Vince Staples asks fans to "peer pressure" Netflix for his show

Long Beach emcee Vince Staples has asked his fanbase to pressure Netflix into producing more episodes of The Vince Staples Show by liking the series on the streaming platform.

Staples urged fans to do so after one follower on Twitter/X complained about the length of the series, which currently has only five episodes. In response to the fan, Staples wrote, “Netflix didn’t buy any more episodes, so make sure you hit that double thumbs up. Peer pressure works, and I’m tryna re-up.”

Fans of Staples took to Twitter/X to address Netflix about the brevity of the show, with one user writing, “@netflix it’s [Black History Month] cough up them episodes as reparations.” Another commented, “ur top 3 on trending. Netflix knows the show a hit [flame emoji].”

The satirical faux docuseries hasn’t just received love from fans but has also seen some of Staples’ hip-hop counterparts respond to the project. When the Big Fish Theory posted “Who’s watching?” on social media, he got an enthusiastic response from Run The Jewels emcee Killer Mike, who responded, “Me!”

The Michael lyricist went on to call Staples a genius after a fan suggested he needed advice, writing, “He ain’t need my advice. That N*gga a Genuine Genius! Imma friend and a fan. Cuz got this!!!!”

Host of the Drink Champs podcast N.O.R.E also praised Staples for the series and unveiled that he believes it is the best TV show in the world right now. The Long Beach rhymer has received praise from many other prominent figures.

The Vince Staples Show premiered on Netflix on February 15th and stars the rapper as himself. Set in his hometown of Long Beach, fans watch as the main character “explores his unpredictable life over the course of five satirical tales.” 

The Vince Staples Show was co-produced by Kenya Barris. The series also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Andrea Ellsworth, Naté Jones, Arturo Castro, Scott MacArthur, Bryan Greenberg and Myles Bullockas.