Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em may need to find a suit and tie for a court appearance if he does not handle an outstanding jewelry debt soon.
According to reports, SB owes a local store over $60,000 for jewelry and repairs.
A Buckhead jeweler is suing Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy for more than $60,000, claiming the singer has refused to pay an outstanding debt. Icebox Custom Jewelry filed the suit this week in Fulton County State Court. Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Way, and his company, Soulja Boy Tellem Music Inc., are named in the suit, which seeks repayment of the debt plus interest and other damages. Efforts were being made to reach Soulja Boy for comment. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The company claims Soulja Boy’s debt dates back to October 2011.
Icebox, which is on Peachtree Street a few blocks from Lenox Square mall, said Soulja Boy purchased several pieces of jewelry for $45,144 in October 2011 and later that same year bought more jewelry and requested several repairs at a total cost of $15,726. When contacted Wednesday, a store manager said the rapper had purchased jewelry from Icebox previously. On its website, the family-owned company said it has “large dealings in hip-hop jewelry.” Icebox said it has made numerous attempts to get the rapper behind the 2007 hit single “Crank That” to pay off the debt. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
While known for buying his own customized jewelry, Soulja heated up the Internet back in 2010 after flaunting one of fellow rapper Yung Berg‘s chains.
@SouljaBoyTellEm flaunts his new jewelry which formerly belonged to rapper Yung Berg. Berg was assaulted back in August 2008 and his boisterous chain has been in the hands of others since. Sources say DeAndre purchased the chain from a twitter account holder. Ironically that chain has gone further than his carer ever has. (DDotomen)
The debt woes news comes weeks after he released a new mixtape called Cuban Link.
Hip hop entrepreneur Soulja Boy has blessed fans on this paid national holiday by releasing a free five-song EP entitled, Cuban Link. The release arrives just over a week after his King Soulja mixtape debuted, and it features five new tracks never-before-released anywhere else. You can stream and download the EP. Soulja Boy will probably release another dozen mixtapes before the year is out. Stay tuned for additional updates. (Under the Gun Review)