Soulja Boy said y’all are going to respect his influence tuh-day! During his interview with The Breakfast Club, Soulja discussed his influence over the years and artists who owe him their careers.
During an interview with The Breakfast Club, Soulja Boy was asked who had a bigger comeback. While the rest of TBC suggested Meek Mill did, due to his beef with Drake, Soulja nominated himself, citing “he taught Drake everything he knew”.
The receipts don’t lie. While Drake has since developed his own style, his first single ‘Miss Me’ credits Soulja Boy as a writer. The opening bars of the song are ripped straight from Soulja’s ‘What’s Hannenin’, released in 2007. Earlier in the interview, Soulja discussed his influence on new-age rappers who gained their fame using his blueprint. Reminiscing over the times older rappers would say “Soulja Boy killed hip-hop”, he had this to say:
“When I first came in I got it the worst though. I got it the worst though — from Ice T, from Snoop Dogg, from all the OGs…Now, look at everybody collabing — they love the new generation. I had to take them bullets. Everybody doing what I did. They laughed at me and now I’m being shunned. “
“Ye ain’t no Walt Disney”
Soulja Boy also discussed his other business endeavors. Not beholden to the music industry, Soulja has invested in himself by releasing a game console. When Charlamagne remarked that people are saying his consoles are counterfeit, Soulja made an argument in his defense.
“They always hate on a Black entrepreneur. They’ll give props to the Asians at Nintendo, the White people at XBOX, the White people at Playstation. But a Black entrepreneur, a rapper, the first rapper to come out with his own video game, they gon say ‘It’s counterfeit!’ and its this-and-that and sh*t on me. But Imma keep striving and doing my thing because I made $250,000 in one day.”
Venturing into business for himself, Soulja Boy is among the many rappers who have non-music endeavors. During the interview, Soulja drew comparisons to Kanye West, to which he was not impressed.
After this interview made the rounds, Famous Dex and Soulja Boy got into a heated argument on IG Live.
It’s not exactly clear what caused the beef between the two, but it could stem what what Soulja Boy said earlier in his interview. Laying claim to the reasons for today’s artist blueprint, Famous Dex was named as one of the faves who copied Soulja’s style. For now, the two are leaving their beef on the ‘gram, but Dex has threatened to pull up. We’ll see if that happens. Famous Dex is currently in Australia, relaxing before Sound Splash Festival in New Zealand.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.