News: Soulja Boy Responds To Media Criticism, "Who Are You To Judge Me?"
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009 11:20AM
Teen rap star Soulja Boy Tell Em has reportedly lashed back at the media for criticizing his new Lamborghini toy chain and questioned why his good deeds are never published.
In addition to speaking on his chain, the rapper also referenced his past issues with Ice-T which he said could have become violent.
"1ST OF ALL I didn't pay ANYTHING for my black Lamborghini chain I got it FREE as a birthday present from my jeweler when I turned 19 on July 28!," he wrote in a statement. "Even if I did pay for it who are you to judge me on what I purchase with MY money? Why do the media blow up the things that they think will make me look stupid or ignorant. Why not publicize or put me in the spotlight when I do positive things?...Why not step in when Ice-T was dissing me why not call up and have a sit down to squash that beef. THINK ABOUT IT A 40 YEAR OLD SOMETHING GANGSTA N*GGA VS. A 16 YEAR OLD KID (AT THE TIME). What if he really did have O.G. crip n*ggaz that had a price on my head to murder me? WHY DIDN'T YOU TRY TO STEP IN AND STOP THAT? HUH?. you worried about a black diamond chain that I received as birthday present??? WTF?.What about when me and Tigger was in D.C. buying all those can foods for the homeless??? Why not publicize when them n*ggaz ran in my house and tried to kill me and I had to defend myself and blast they a**. WHY NOT SHOW THAT ON TV???? HUH!???? CUZ U DONT WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THE REAL SH*T THATS GOIN BEHIND THE SCENES U WANT EVERYTHING WATERED DOWNED AND FAKE THATS WHY! F*CK THAT! I'm all the way REAL 100." (Miss Info TV)
He recently released a video showcasing his platinum Lambo chain.
"This my brand new remote control black Lamborghini chain," he said in a video. "It's black just like my pinky ring and my two braclets is all black like that...Rich N*gga Sh*t Part Six...Remote control chain n*gga! Let me show y'all boys something...N*gga gonna be like, 'What the f*ck? They shoulda never gave you n*ggas money.'" (SOHH TV)
Soulja Boy spoke out against the music industry in a blog posting last month.
"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)
He is currently on tour alongside Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne.
The Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival will be the follow up to Lil Wayne's very successful "I Am Music Tour" playing a total of 47 arena dates across the US. After an opening act, a performance will take place, followed by Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy's sets with Lil Wayne closing out the show. The tour will kick off on July 27, 2009 at the Toyota Pavillion in Scranton, Pennsylvania and end on August 23, 2009 at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Texas. (The Urban Daily)
Check out Soulja Boy's Lambo Chain video below: