Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been through a lot in recent years, including part-breaking with the royal family and, most recently, getting into some kind of paparazzi chase in Manhattan. Thursday brought another headache: the Sussexes are parting ways with Spotify, for whom Markle made a podcast. Apparently, their relationship with the streamer didn’t end well.
According Initiatedon Friday, Spotify’s podcast manager Bill Simmons trashed the couple on his own podcast, The Ringer. After guest Joe House described the host as someone who “does a lot of business,” Simmons responded sarcastically.
“I do? I wish I had been involved in the negotiation of Meghan and Harry leaving Spotify,” Simmons said. “The fucking crooks. This is the podcast we should have started with them.
Simmons also teased some dirt that he probably won’t go public anytime soon. “I have to get drunk one night and tell the Zoom story I had with Harry to try and help him with some podcast ideas,” he said, adding, “The scammers.”
Prior to the couple’s split with Spotify, Markle hosted the podcast Archetypes, which was not renewed for a second season. His termination was reportedly mutual, though details remain thin on the ground. It’s also unclear if Markle will take the podcast elsewhere.
And so it looks like Harry and Meghan have another nemesis to add to their list, alongside the likes of Piers Morgan and Harry’s brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.