News: UPDATE: Soulja Boy Tell Em Addresses Landlord's Accusations, Talks Jail Time [Video]
Thursday, Oct 15, 2009 10:30AM
Soulja Boy Tell Em has addressed his recent California landlord accusations of owing nearly $10,000 in unpaid bills and has detailed his arrest from last week.
Hours after reports of him being indebted to his Los Angeles landlord hit the internet yesterday (October 14), the teen rapper took to Youtube to display his wealth.
"Got d*mn breaking news shawty," Soulja Boy said with a camera focused on his jewelery. "Man they said Bugs Bunny died today shawty, they said I stole all the carrots from that n*gga shawty. He couldn't eat bruh, look at all this sh*t. N*gga talking about 200 on a Soulja Boy chain, 150 on The World Is Yours [chain], 20 stacks on every ring, 50 stacks on every watch, 250 on the Lambo [pendant], 150 on the S.O.D. [chain], I don't even know how much the Louis cost, I don't know how much the Gucci cost, I don't know how much that Louis cost, n*ggas wanna put my plaques on the wall, man. Gang, gang gang, S.O.D. n*gga. So much jewelery n*gga, show 'em the S.O.D. chain. Then I f*ck around and open the, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. They took me to jail, I told my n*gga, 'Yo, just go to my crib and just get one of these out, bruh and come get me outta jail bruh.'" (YouTube)
Aside from the video, Soulja Boy also spoke in an interview about how he was arrested.
"I was just shooting a video and it kind of went left, but I'm just glad that I'm able to make it to the [BET] Hip-Hop Awards," he said in an interview. "People said that I would miss the Awards. But while I was in there, there was a lot of things on my mind like my whole career, my family, especially how young I am, 19 years old, being put in that situation. It's just crazy...I thought about my mom, I thought about my whole entire family, about my father. I really saw my whole life flash before my eyes and it was just so much that I wanted to do at that particular time that it was amazing to me. I was like, man, you really don't know what you've got until it's gone. It really was a wake-up call, really and I really needed that." (BET)
Soulja Boy's landlord complaint letter landed online this week.
"We have received complaints of noise disturbances and guests wandering the hallway and Observation Deck. This is a direct violation of your Lease Agreement." The letter continues, "Additionally, we were notified that you had over 10 cars parked in guest parking on the evening of September 25th. This is a violation of your lease...which states, 'You may have no more than two overnight guests at a time unless we provide specific approval.'" Less than a week after that letter was sent, the landlord followed up with a bill for $9,376.10 in unpaid rent and late fees. (TMZ)
The rapper made headlines last week for being arrested in Georgia.
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)
Check out Soulja Boy Tell Em showing off his wealth below: