Promoter Slams Soulja Boy for Stampede, Schedule Change

A concert promoter in Springfield, Ohio has criticized Soulja Boy for encouraging concertgoers to rush the stage during an October 22 performance, calling the move, “unprofessional and amateur adolescent behavior.” According to the State Journal-Register, promoter Terry Byrd of Off Da Chain Entertainment felt the rapper nearly incited a riot when he told the crowd to move up closer to the stage, causing a near stampede at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. By the promoter’s estimates, as many as 1500 fans rushed the stage when Soulja Boy’s manager cut the sound and the rapper yelled out for the crowd to move closer and “and kick it wit’ me to the front of the stage.” Although nobody was seriously injured, at least one young girl was examined by the paramedics after being elbowed in the eye, and several other people were “bumped or scratched.” Byrd also said that Soulja Boy broke a verbal agreement to sign autographs with fans an hour before he was to take the stage, although he did meet with fans after his performance. “I personally want to apologize to anyone who got hurt or feel that they were done wrong,” Byrd to the Journal-Register. Despite his complaints, Byrd commended Soulja Boy for putting on a “dynamite” show and said he feels the real blame lies with the rapper’s management.

  • ceezy4sheezy

    stampede that hoe!!! fuck that whack ass shit

    • nachoooooo

      man shut the hell up

  • capostatus

    Stupid Southern country boy. See how these country ass rappers behave. An embarrassment to black people.

    • Durty

      @capostatus
      SUCK AH DEAD MAN’S DICK

    • http://www.xxlmag.com 615banga

      fuck you bitch you aint capostaus you pussystaus

  • Nawledge

    Who cares? Solja fuckBoy sucks ass. Cant hate on him makin his money but I give him till about April, if that long. If that album was the best he could do then we wont hear about him next summer. BTW where are these folks…
    D4L?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Franchis Boyz?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Cam’Ron?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    J Kwon?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Khia?!?!?!?!?!?
    Omarion?!?!?!?!?!?
    Oryan?!?!?!?!?
    Paul Wall?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Mike Jones?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    G-Unit (all 45 of them)????
    Tierra Marie?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Loon?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Mims?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    I guess their careers are over.

    • Q_rilla

      Need to get your knowledge up homie! Cam just dropped a new single, Shawty Lo of D4L is tearin up these A-Town streets with his new shit its all over da radio and clubs. G-Unit is droppin soon too ain’t u heard Coke Life? Mike Jones got a new video out now too. They careers ain’t over and don’t be mad cuz you never had a career and they was hotter than you’ll ever be! Stick to bein a loser

    • http://myspace.com/justamari WILLstyle4fOOD

      DAMN…YALL HARD AS HELL ON A NIGGA! I MEAN, WHEN IT COMES TO RHYMES, THE NIGGA IS WEAK, PERIOD BUT HEY… IT’S COMMERCIAL AND NO MATTER HOW MANY ILL RAPPERS, YOUR GOING TO HAVE A FEW FUCK UPS. ITS CATCHY AS HELL THO

  • Dj-knowledge

    man this nigga can’t work this why nas was saying hip hop is die. Niggas like Soulja Boy is killing hip hop.

    • I SAID IT HOE

      FUCK NAS, HE’S SELLOUT, CALLING HIS ALBUM “NIGGA” IRREVELANT MUTHAFUCKAZ ALWAYS GOTTA POP SHIT

      • krime

        Fuck nas!?!? listen 2 dis muthafuckin soulja boy fan dissin a LEGEND!! LOL ya’ll internet niggaz make laugh.

        >HE’S SELLOUT, CALLING HIS ALBUM “NIGGA”

        sensative ass nigga, who gives a fuck!? U probably like al sharpton too huh… IRREVELANT?? Wow

      • Yo

        Your quite iggnorant little kid eh?
        Its cool. Babies cant eat steak. Enjoi your shitty music

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    “unprofessional and amateur adolescent behavior.”

    Duh the guy is a teenager.

  • http://xxl.com Fuck a ny state of mind

    Capo status..are u an idiot…The lil boi is 17…he does not represent the us down in the south..thats like saying any of them lame ass rappers from ny represent all of yall (mims, loon,etc..) I am pretty sure if u could make the guap he is at 17 u would to…quit hatin on the south and find something better to do wit ya time..read a book nigga…

  • Triple D

    Soulja Boy’s a bitch… I just wanna know how he got 1500 fans at a concert in the first place.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Whoda thunk a 17 year old would act adolescent?

  • http://xxl.com ro

    will yall shut the fuck up
    let the nigga do him

    and that hip hop is dead shit
    is old

    and nas said what he ment by that so long ago
    and it wasnt this

    stop naggin like hoes and buy the fuckin
    album

    cop the new lupe,or ghostface,or wu tang
    or however else when they drop

    if all the nigga’s that bitched on here about hip hop is dead bought a damn cd these
    niggas might acually go platinum

    all soulja boi make is party music
    so i bump dis at the club
    then bump lupe in my stero

    yall need 2 stop cryin ova hip hop and support it

    • yo

      I agree with parts of what your saying. Wanna complain, cop a album. but you should NEVER bump soulja boy. NEVER

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM SOUJA_GURL

    MY BABY CAN DO WHAT THE HELL HE WANTS SO FUCK ALL YOU WACK ASS HATAS

    YA GURL SOUJA GURL

    REPPIN INDIANA,FORT WAYNE ALL DAY

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      LOL @ GROUPIES.

      He’s gonna superman you, hoe. lol.

  • nellz

    Yall niggas aint got nothin better to do than hate?

  • LIL RO

    FUCK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HATING ASS NIGGAZ TALKIN DOWN ON THE SOUTH YALL NEED TO STEP YALL FUCKIN GAME AND KEEP OUR DICK OUT YO MOUF YOU PUSSY ASS NIGGAZ I AINT JUST JUMPIN FLY CAUSE IM ON HERE EITHER IF I SAW ANY OF YOU HATIN ASS PUSSY ASS NIGGAZ DOWN HERE IN TEXAS ID BUST YO MUTHA FUCKIN ASS AND THATS REAL TALK NAW WHAT IM TALKIN BOUT !

  • ARE U SERIOUS

    Souljah Gurl?

  • buck jones pony

    Terry Byrd of Off Da Chain Entertainment—you cant have your cake and eat it too dumb fuck.

  • nite vision paper

    soulja boy is just an entertainer who knows how to have fun and be himself stop hating cuz most of you dudesbe doing the dances at the concerts and hating on the low cuz u aint him

  • http://xx, www.myspace.com/hiphopliveshere

    HIP-HOP IS DEAD !!!

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt706 Loony T

    yuuuh!

    crank that stampede!

  • MY ADVISE

    Man, leave this lil coon alone…This Lil’ Jig has about 4 minutes left in his silly little career!

    • I WOULD SAY IT 2 YA FACE

      YA GRANDMA AH COON BITCH

  • CHICAGORILLA

    First off the concert was in Springfield (Capt City), Illinois not Ohio and Soulja Boy performed like Wayne did on the Hip Hop Awards but the show did get out of hand when he had 1,300 kids rush the stage and many got hurt and missed school the next day but being we have to support Hip Hop because the world is against us. Good show SB do what you do and Haters kick rocks. Wndy City Rep.

  • krb

    let the young man get pay! if somebody hurt just sue! and hiphop is alive and well with a NIIGGA like nas comin out with an cd!

  • http://myspace.com/ophicial DJ Ophicial

    Well I was the DJ(DJ Ophicial Violator Juke Squad DJ) for the concert it was a little unprofessional but u have to look at the big picture he’s a new artist and he’s young,and I am young also only 19 and new to the game but I know what to do and what not to do but Soulja Boy is a really cool guy and i dont think he ment anything by what happen so i would say leave it be

  • E.S.P

    FUCK, SOULJA BOY, HE WACK AS HELL. HE CAN’T EVEN RAP AT ALL. HE KILLIN HIP HOP DEFINATELY. FUCK DAT BITCH!!!

  • http://NA! CHI-TOWNS FINEST!

    FUCK SOULJA BOY!!! FUCK ATLANTA FUCKK ALL THE SOUTH,FUCK NEW YORK ALL THAT SHIT FROM THE BRONX TO BROOKLYN!!!! ALL THAT SHIT MIDWEST HOLDS DOWN THIS BITCH THATS WHERE THE REAL NIGGAS!!! AT!!!!

  • Biggie

    he already fuckin up, give up dawg, u a disgrace to hip hop

  • Inf

    Look at what these little country bamas cause, so primative. Coonery, juking and jiveing.He won’t be round nex year.

    And its only hating if its not true, and truth is he is ASS.

    • Inf

      I suck dick, like father like son, I mean like bastard father, like bastard son

  • Janesha’

    soulja boy is so fucking cool man

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MACSLEEPY66 MAC sLEEPY

    TRU TALK, STOP WIT ALL THIS HATING ON THE SOUTH.. JUDGE THAT ONE PARTICULAR PERSON, IF YOU JUST GOTTA CRITICIZE. BUT ANYWAY FUKK ALL THAT, WUT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A PERSON WIT A NAME LIKE SOULJA “BOY”, BUT CHILDISH SHYT? HE 16 WIT ALOTTA MONEY, I BET EVEN HIS PARENTS CAN’T TELL HIM SHYT… JUST THINK BACK IF YOU WERE 16, NEVER HAD SHYT AND YOU SIGNFOR LIKE 5 OR 6 FIGGERS…LOL… THE MAJORITY OF US WOULD DO DUMB SHYT AT RANDOM! LOL… I’M JUST BEING REAL. BUT YEAH STUPID MOVE BY SOULJA BOY, NONE THE LESS….

    http://www.myspace.com/macsleepy66

  • DntH8Me

    Stop the Hate!!!! Y don’t you lazy MF’s stop typing long enough to go buy an album the shyt would stop happening. The industry is backwards, but the fans made it that way. Say something real and stay underground, say some abc’s over a hot beat and blow up? WTF!!! You ducks download the album a month early and then wanna say an artist sux a$$ because of 1st week sales??? Get a life. I don’t hate soulja boy but I don’t listen to him either…If I could have known when I was 17 to mumble some off the wall BS on a track would get me cake I would have done it in a flash But also there needs to be balance. All you so called fans (stans) and some just plain ole wierd O’s repping ya various favorite artists. screaming about Joe Budden, or Dipsluts or whoever… buy the damn album. I see dipset repped so hard on but yet Hell Rell’s cd can’t even outsell Young MC’s greatest hits album LMAO!

  • JAY PHAROAH

    THE FUCKIN PROBLEM IS THESE RAPPERS ARE ABOUT MATERIALS THINGS.THE REAL MEANING OF HIP-HOP IS EXPRESSING YOUR FEELINGS BASE ON YOUR EMOTIONS.RAPPERS LIKE JAY-Z,NAS,2-PAC,NOTORIUS B.I.G,KRS-ONE,TOO SHORT,EAZY -E,ICE CUBE,DR.DRE,MASTER P,SNOOP DOG,FAT JOE,BIG PUN,BIG DADDY KANE,GRAND MASTER FLASH, SALT & PEPPA,MC LYTE,QUEEN LATIFAH,COOLIO,NAUGHTY BY NATURE, AND MANY MORE ARE NOT SHOWN THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE.THESE PEOPLE WAS THE REASON EVERY MUTHAFUCKA WANTED TO RAP.MONEY WHICH IS THE ROOT TO ALL EVIL IS THE REASON YOU NO HIP BUT JUST HOP NIGGAS ARE NOT STABLE YOU FUCKIN UNTRAINED ANIMALS.HIP HOP IS NOT JUST ONE HIT SONG AND I’M THE BEST.THIS IS ABOUT SURVIVAL,TALKING ABOUT YOUR LIFE,ALBUMS TOUCH SOULS AND MINDS NOT YOUNG ASS FEMALES.SUPERMAN IS HERO WE KNEW GROWING UP AND THE MAN HAS PASSAWAY AND NEED TO BE RESPECTED FOR HIS WORK.GROW UP AZZ HOLES AND KNOW YOUR HIP HOP FAMILY TREE AND THEN RAP.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=15499 z0ne6bo!

    Nawledge says:

    Who cares? Solja fuckBoy sucks ass. Cant hate on him makin his money but I give him till about April, if that long. If that album was the best he could do then we wont hear about him next summer. BTW where are these folks…
    D4L?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Franchis Boyz?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Cam’Ron?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    J Kwon?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Khia?!?!?!?!?!?
    Omarion?!?!?!?!?!?
    Oryan?!?!?!?!?
    Paul Wall?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Mike Jones?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    G-Unit (all 45 of them)????
    Tierra Marie?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Loon?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Mims?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    I guess their careers are over.

    *umm first of all..D4L dey kinda broke up but check dis out..fabo been making alot of shyt down here so has shawty lo..(dem franchise boyz..ummmm i dont no bout dem..mike jones..dont givva fuck..paul wall..dont givva fuck..and da rest of da northern rappaz..especially dont givva fuck..but yea..LET’Z GET GET GET IT!!!!!!!

  • who cares???

    yall need to stop bitchin’ for real, the real bitch is homie hats crying bcuz soljah boy was interacting with his fans he needs to get the dick out his ass and MAN UP and from the look of things 85% of you broads in the blogosphere need to do the same -bitch ass emotional niggas online-whats happened to rea..never mind,i know their dead and gone and the bitch ass generation is left behind when the smoke clears..half of u haters was probably supermanin them hoes this weekend?? anyway MAN THE FUCK UP and stop this faggot behavior

  • G

    He a fag anyways…

  • B.A.M.B

    HATIN ASS NIGGAS!!

  • Poutine Salad

    Soulja boy’s music is shit. Always will be.

    Good on him for making a name for himself. To tell you the truth he used to go to an animation forum on the internet called Anitude before he was famous. He’s not a bad person, just not a good rapper.

    If you notice, almost all of his songs refer to crank dat in one way or another.

  • yah_still_da_baddest _mz t3t3 duuh

    fukk ah hataz yall just mad cuz doulja boy on hisz mutha fuken grind and yall on the internet reading bout hem bitch!!!!yall mak yall selfs look so stupid if yall dnt like soulja boy so much why yall reading bout hem!!!come boyz man da fuk up i kno da nigga rapz anit all that good but it anit neva goiin stop so get wit it or kill yaself ya digggzzzzz