News: Soulja Boy Upset Over Latest Roc Nation Signing, "Jay-Z Beat Me To It!!"
Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 9:35AM
Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has revealed his reaction to Jay-Z signing United Kingdom singer Cher Lloyd to Roc Nation last week and admitted wanting to have her on his Stacks On Deck record label.
Writing on Twitter, Soulja Boy revealed his intent to sign a female act to his company.
"i'm the coolest CEO you will EVER MEET! Humble, young, all around cool dude to work for! even though Im young I got IT. whatever IT is.," he tweeted January 2nd.
"now find me the next female superstar so I can sign her to SODMG!!!!"
"all I need to do now is sign the next biggest female star to my label... hmmmm... *puts on thinking cap*"
"man! I wanted to sign cher lloyd to SODMG but Jay-Z beat me to it!! ahhh she killed turn my swag on too! oh well I will find another star!" (Soulja Boy's Twitter)
Details on Jay-Z's signing of Lloyd landed online late last week.
Jay-Z is still building his artist arsenal and recently added 2010 "X-Factor" finalist Cher Lloyd to the roster. However, it wasn't easy for the helm of Roc Nation to bag the sassy rapper-slash-singer. The UK teen was in the midst of a friendly bidding war between Jay and Black Eyed Peas mastermind will.i.am before she officially inked her deal. (VIBE)
The 16-year-old singer was reportedly courted with deal offers from Jay and Will.i.am.
Cher has caught Jigga's attention before Will.i.am set his eyes on the girl. Early this month, Jigga's partner Tinchy Strydertestified, "Cher is a real target for Jay-Z because she's proved she can sing really well, rap - and she's got great stage presence." The insider went on, "After weighing up the pros and cons, it was thought that the team at Roc Nation would be best placed to turn her dreams of stardom into a reality." Now the singer who finished at the fourth place on the "X Factor" is sharing home with young rising star Willow Smith. (Ace Showbiz)
Before Lloyd, the most recent addition to the Roc Nation family was rapper Jay Electronica, as a lavish extravaganza was held to celebrate his new home in November.
Another "Jay" has been added to the Roc Nation roster. It was announced yesterday (Nov. 12) that New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica signed with Jay-Z's personal imprint, joining acts J. Cole and Willow Smith at the recently formed label. And to celebrate, Jay-Z threw a lavish party at New York club The Box that neither Jay E, nor anyone else in attendance, would soon forget. The event -- which kicked off at about 10:15 pm and drew head-turning guests like Beyonce and Omarion -- was a three-ring circus that included sexy burlesque dancers, an aerial gymnast, a Russian hula-hoop master and a girl whose "talent" was having men shoot arrows at balloons that were strategically positioned over her privates. (Billboard)
Check out footage of Cher Lloyd and Jay-Z down below: