News: Soulja Boy Comes Clean On Twitter Rant, "Sorry To All My White Peeps Out There"
Monday, Jul 6, 2009 10:50AM
Soulja Boy Tell Em has broken his silence on last week's Twitter rant and explained why he made controversial "cracker" statements regarding the music industry and his career.
Writing via a blog entry, the teen rapper expressed his thoughts and apologized for any racist statements he made out of anger.
"A lot of people talking about what I twittered the other night so I want to address it, now that I have had some time to do some thinking," he wrote. "At 18 years, having grown up in the Mississippi Delta, I never thought my life would take me to where I am now...All I thought I loved was music. I would die for that motherf*ckin music. But, once I got a record deal and all these people around me trying to tell me who to be, what to do and how to do it, I realized that I wasn't making music any more for the love. I got into this weird place where I began making music for the money...I thought money was gonna bring me happiness. And that is the farthest thing from the truth. Money f*cks you up...I know I might sound crazy, because a lot of you who are reading are probably like, I wish I had this ni**a's money. But, the truth is that money got me twisted. All I want to do is go back to making music for the love of it...I know my fans. And I know they will understand this. This ain't got nothing to do with y'all. Oh yeah... sorry to all my white peeps out there. I'm not racist :) But I guess time will heal all wounds?" (Global Grind)
Posted last Wednesday (July 1) night, the rapper went on a rant regarding his image and music.
"Water down my music and my appearance and make me look like something i'm not," he wrote. "THESE CRACKERS DONT KNOW WHO THE F*CK I REALLY AM!!! Then I get signed. this is where my dream slowly died... these crackaz wanna criticize a n*gga. take REAL SH*t and turn it to trash. Like why? Like really. My music dream was THE SH*t 2 years ago before I was signed. It was everything I could ever imagine." (Def Sounds)
The messages were deleted the following morning.
UPDATE: Soulja Boy deleted all of his dramatic tweets early this morning. He said he talked to R&B singer Tyrese who gave him some advice on the situation. (MFeenz)
In addition to receiving praise from rappers like Scarface, Jay-Z and 50 Cent, Soulja Boy has received accolades from rap newcomer Drake.
"Soulja Boy is the smartest artist of our generation, I think period and I think out of anybody," Drake said in an interview last month. "Whoever it is, whether it's him or his team or the people around him, whoever has the thoughts to do the things he does, is genius and I'm so happy for him." (YouTube)