This weekend, rapper/person who we don’t understand the appeal of Soulja Boy found his name in the blogs again. Not because people like his new single, but due to a racially-charged homophobic rant posted on his Facebook page. Said to be in response to the many “haters” who connect with his page on the social network so that they may say disparaging things about him, Soulja Boy replied with a string of offensive replies:
“…pussy ass white boys make me sick man. LET A BLACK MAN SHINE AND DO SOMETHING POSITIVE!!! DAMN YALL ALREADY GOT MONEY AND LIVING RIGHT STOP HOLDING US BLACK PEOPLE DOWN TRYING TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE WITH THEIR LIVES! YALL BEEN fuckING WITH US SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME…
…IM TIRED OF WHITE PEOPLE DOING US LIKE THIS MAN!! THEY TREAT US SO WRONG!! fuck THEM MAN ON GOD!! fu*k THEM FOR LIKING A BLACK MANS FACEBOOK JUST TO TALK shit!! fuck RACIST I HATE YOU…I’m gonna keep talking sh*t to these white f*ggots until they unlike my page. fucking weirdo stalkers…Maybe I finally said the right shit to get these racist to unlike my page. Fans i’m sorry you had to read this. but we must take a stand. they WILL not treat us like this any longer. I dont give a fuck.”
While one could certainly understand the 20-year-old’s frustration at the racist comments his page draws in (like many popular Black online profiles), this was certainly a bad way to go about addressing them. There’s also something humorously ironic about Soulja Boy’s frustration over racial disparities, considering that this same person once gave a shout out to “the slave masters”, for we wouldn’t have access to “ice and tattoos” without them.
Like many other celebrities and high profile people who found themselves embarrassed online, Soulja Boy is claiming to have been hacked. In a statement to TMZ, he said : “I wanted to clear the air and let everyone know that my Facebook got hacked…I had administrators on my account that no longer work with me. The hackers used these old accounts to post hateful messages. This was not done by me or anyone on my team and I’m upset that I am being labeled as a racist and homophobic person.”
Are buying it, Clutchettes? Do you think this was a case of a goofy kid saying the wrong things online? Or was he really “hacked”?