Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has explained why his Twitter page disappeared over the weekend and denied reports that he deleted it.
The rapper claims he changed his account and had it verified to show his page’s authenticity.
Soulja Boy is not completely missing from Twitter. The rapper who invited questions when he deleted his @SouljaBoyTellEm account over the weekend, has announced that he did not try to quit the microblogging site but rather changed the user name and had it verified. “Shoutout to all the media sites that posted I deleted my twitter becuz of a dumb a** trending topic lol basic asses thanks for the promo,” Soulja said in one of his new tweets. He was referring to the trending topic of #ifSouljaBoysARapper which led to such posts as “then Windows 7 was really my idea” and “Stephen Hawking is a triathlete.” (Ace Showbiz)
Reports of the page’s deletion made headlines last weekend.
Well, it seems if nothing else, Rapper Soulja Boy and pop star Miley Cyrus have one thing in common : they’ve both deleted their Twitter accounts. Miley deleted her Twitter account a few months ago and as of tonight apparently Soulja Boy will no longer be tweeting either. He’s decide to say See ya later to Twitter and instead he’ll use social media sites such as Myspace to his full advantage. It’s not clear why the “Turn my swag on” rapper decided to close his Twitter account, but I’m sure there is a valid reason which will reveal itself in the days to come. (Gather)
Additional reports suggested he was a victim of negative tweets.
Although the rapper has yet-to-reveal his reasoning for deleting his Twitter account, the website was abuzz with the news, as the rapper quickly became a trending topic. The rapper caught a lot of negative feedback from people on Twitter using the hash tag #ifsouljaboysarapper. The move could also cost Soulja Boy thousands of dollars in lost revenue. Soulja Boy and Kim Kardashian were the highest paid celebrity tweeters, earning up to $10,000 per-tweet. (All Hip Hop)
Last December, Soulja Boy promised he would never delete his page.
“I was thinking about that last night man,” Soulja Boy told radio personality Tim Westwood. “I just think, I don’t know man, you see Miley Cyrus deleted hers and then when he did it I was just thinking like ‘Who’s gonna be next to delete their Twitter?’ I don’t never say never because you never know, one day I might just wake-up and be like I don’t wanna be on Twitter no more but right now, nah, I don’t think I’d ever delete my Twitter. I work hard for them followers, the 1.9 milli’s baby. They gonna be disappointed in me man.” (Tim Westwood TV)
Check out a recent Soulja Boy Tell Em interview down below: