News: Soulja Boy Confirms Being Arrested, "I'm Not Going Back To Jail!!"

Saturday, Oct 10, 2009 12:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has confirmed recent reports which claimed he was arrested during a music video shoot last week and promised never to return to jail.

Speaking via Twitter, the emcee briefly touched on his arrest.

"RT @Kwabby6 @souljaboytellem y they let yo a** outta jail? <-- Cuz i'm rich b*tch!," he wrote Friday (October 9). "To all my fans, I just wanna put this behind me! I'm not going back to jail!! Let's focus on the BET Awards! :) -->" (Soulja Boy Tell Em's Twitter)

While details were initially scarce, the rapper's arrest was confirmed yesterday (October 9).

Rapper Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, is shown in this police handout photo released Oct. 9, 2009 by the Henry County Sheriff's Office. Way was arrested Wednesday, Oct, 7, 2009 in McDonough, Ga. for obstruction of a police officer and released on bond. (Atlanta-Journal Constitution)

An account of what went down also landed online.

Soulja Boy was charged with obstruction after telling officers that people gathered at an abandoned Georgia house were shooting a music video. Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said Friday that when officers arrived Wednesday night to investigate complaints, almost half of the 40 people assembled fled by foot. Later, a man identified as DeAndre Cortez Way, Soulja Boy's real name, returned and said the group was shooting a video. Way was charged with obstruction and bonded out of the Henry County jail on Thursday. A telephone call to his publicist was not immediately returned. (Associated Press)

Police official Jason Bolton briefly spoke on the incident.

Police were called to the scene around 9 p.m. following complaints that a group of people were hanging out at the possibly abandoned house. When officers approached the group, everyone scattered. Capt. Jason Bolton summed it up: "He just ran from the police, and then he decided to come back" for his car, a white Range Rover. (Pop Eater)

Check out a recent Soulja Boy Tell Em interview below:

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