Controversy at the University of Michigan over Soulja Boy Themed T-Shirts

A controversy has arisen on the University of Michigan campus over the sale of t-shirt’s bearing a portion of the chorus from Soulja Boy’s smash single “Crank Dat.” According to the school’s newspaper, the Michigan Daily, the university’s Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Center and a campus feminist group called the F-word, have called the shirts demeaning to women. The shirts, which were created by residents of the school’s South Quad in December, feature a Superman style ‘S’ with the words South Quad on the front, and the phrase “Superman that hoe..” on the back. While Soulja Boy has denied it, rumors have circulated for some time implying that the phrase is slang for an involuntary sexual act that involves a man ejaculating on a woman’s back. Sales of the shirts were actually halted a week after they went on sale because of the public outcry, but the South Quad Hall Council held a meeting this week to address students’ concerns. Amanda Grigg, a student and member of the F-word group who attended the forum was not happy with the direction that the discussion took. “The fact that the forum was about hip hop was scapegoating and almost racist,” she told the Daily. “The forum blamed hip hop for the fact that people feel unsafe, when the problem was that the Hall Council members allowed these shirts to go through.” But another female student at the school didn’t understand why the shirts were causing so much controversy. “I don’t know what the brouhaha is about,” sophomore Bonita Goh explained. “I’ve heard that the song is degrading, but I would assume there were women on the committee who voted to approve the T-shirts. Maybe this is a reflection that a select group of women are offended.”

  • luther chimbamba

    ha ha first biyatchez

    • Trickdd

      MY BOY!!! King of the Souffffff biiiittccccccchhhssss!!!

      hes a baby tupac!!!!

      yyyyoooouuuuuuu need to buy the album before you say hes garbage. FLA 239 whats good son!!! i represent the souf son.

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        ThaT Nigga will never be on the level of 2Pac. Its a slap in the face for even saying that bullshit. King of the South? he needs to Learn how to make beats and rap before you can call him anything. I listen to the album and almost threw up, Thats garbage…….HOT GARBAGE!!! I gotta nephew that got better flow then this nigga! and He’s 13!! Don’t you ever and I mean EVER put this nigga in the same catergory with Pac, or anyone else from the south. I can name 50 whack rappers thats better than this dude! YALL WANNA HERE HIP HOP…..CHECK OUT
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    • john

      naggs need to stop being bitchz fuck those hoes

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  • Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    They used Soulja Boy’s lyrics to make money from shirts(without Soulja Boy’s permission)and this becomes a problem with hip hop. The girl was right. It is racist but hey we’re black so we already knew this

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  • fastflipper

    shit is wack

    its even worst than the cant ban the snowman shirt of jeezy

    • Grapes

      Stillz, that was hot. LOL

  • MACMAN

    Superman dat HOE. Give me a fuckin break. Get over it.

  • niggafrommemphis

    That shit ain’t souldja boys’ fault,but it does show how weak those college students are tho.

  • J

    HA, who would like this corny rapper, I mean especially if you are in college..Ha Ha

  • C-DOPE

    lol

    75% percent of today bitches is good for only one thing and that is pussy

    superman dem hoes and i dip like a dry by

  • the one

    I aint agree wit guys callin all girls bitches but if a girl answers to bitch then it aint a guys fault I guess. Thats just how I see it. Takin offense to “Superman dat hoe”, in my opinion is pretty stupid. Unless you concider urself as a hoe or concider that all women are hoes than I’m guessin u wouldnt take offense. Which is why I aint take offense to nigger..I aint no nigger. I guess I could understand seeing as peeps could go round callin all women hoes n bitches but if you aint take offense to it or form these groups, jus ignore peeps that call u by it Im pretty sure shit would be alot easier. Iont even like soulja boy but still

  • moresickaMC

    more Nigger sh*t…..stop the ignorance people. boycott soulja boy

  • Diamond

    who is soulja boy?

  • Big Cay

    I can understand what the women are talking about. But at the same time i don’t understand is the fact they just now getting on the phrase “Superman That Hoe”. Didn’t they not hear that on the song? Did they not hear that on the cd? And did they not hear other people saying “Superman That Hoe” in public?

  • Duro

    The only women that were offened most likely were hoe’s LOL!!

    • EReal

      I only call yall hoes because I dont know all your names. lmao

  • Flymasta

    THE DANCE AIN’T EVEN SEXUALLY ORIENTATED WHY FLIP OUT ON THIS WHICH GOES 2 SHOW WOMEN FLIP OUT ON ANYTHING THESE DAYS

  • krb

    superman that hoe sounds so childish! how you got grown folks upset over it! so they’re childish too!

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  • ms jucee61

    stay off soulja boys nuts! DAT NIGGA DOIN HIS THANG! DATS WHAT DA NEW SING IS FOR’ YAAAHHHHH TRICK YAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!! KEEP SELLN RECORDS SOULJA. EVERYBODY WHO IS BLAMIN IT ON HIM, I GUARANTEE U THEY DUN SUPERSOAKED DAT HOE IN THE MIRROR B4 AT HOME

  • Fireforreal

    This is not hip hop news.What real hip hop fans give a flying fuck about anything soulja boy related ? save this bullshit ass news for TRL or 106 & park

  • Prize

    Why is this news??? When was it okay to where shirts with the word hoe on it at schools again??? Dumbass Story

    • Grapes

      Truesay

  • Blood

    fuck soulja boy he ain’t no rapper, what is the ryme superman up in this hoe??!?!?!?!?!?
    fuck that pussy ass niggas where are my niggas like dmx,mos def???? c’mon don’t be stupid & listen this stupid ass mutherfucker

  • yrretasil

    In the song they superman that OHHHHH!!!!! Not hoe. At least that’s what it sounds like anyway

  • INF

    aw man, WHO CARES..this guy is overexposed

  • DAT NIGGA

    LOL………..SUPERMAN DAT HOE…………I GURANTEE THAT HALF OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAD A PROBLEM WIT THE T-SHIRTS LIKE THAT SONG. AND HALF OF THEM PROLLY GOIN SO JUS GET OVER IT.

  • PHARO

    “SUPERMAN THAT HOE!!!!!!!!!!”

    AHH HAAA I LOVE THAT SHIT!

    A BUNCH OF WHITE PEOPLE HATING ON BLACK PEOPLE MAKING MONEY.

    F**K EM

    SUPERMAN THOSE HOES

    • Grapes

      Truesay.

  • RawSp

    Thats messed up,chicks always trippin
    It just a dam shirt HOE !!!
    They just want some one to superman they ass
    if he did they might wouldnt care LOL
    Any wayz he sucks,but that is funny as hell !!

  • Lucky

    Fuck solja fag.that lil bitch aint shit

  • spaceManram

    It’s only a fucking song! Tell these sensitive
    bitches to lighten up.

  • Gok

    Dykes complaining again

  • SYCLO 4RM SA

    sup with this souljaslut bitchn
    1st he degraded hip hop.
    now women! Oooo go fuck yo one way hole ass b***h…N ya go prank-wank yo wack ass
    not tell peeps to go crank that next tym fella tel’em to SOULJA-BOOOEEE yo ass!!! HA HA HAAAA

  • Rhyma

    i dont understand what all the women in that F word group are getting upset about. If you feel as though you are a hoe then the shirt pertains to you. How the hell could the phrase superman that hoe mean forcing yourself on a women at all. I mean damn shoudn’t these women be studying or somethin or speakin out against something more important other than a fuckin t-shirt. Were they speakin against it when the song first dropped saying people shouldn’t play it on campus, probably not. So these women need to get the sand out their vaginas and get their mind right about somethin else instead of a phrase that pretains to a dance and or hoes male or female. I dont see the real hoes boycottin the shirts.lol. they to busy bein hoes so why dont these women stay in their studies and focus on more important issues that affect women universally not a minority demographic.

  • Trickdd

    More black people hate on soulja boy than white peeps i aint got no hate in my blood for anybody cause i do me i can give a shit bout what a hater gotta say and im sher soulja boy feels the same way. if you hate on a teenager whats that make you a bitch all this fuck soulja boy shit people gunna be like well i got a right to state my oppinion but fuck your oppinion if you a hater thats my oppinion i could see why some grown men wouldnt like his music but some people hate on him cause he gettin money and say some bitch shit in they comments like they would do something to him all you haters prolly some bitch niggas that would throw a bottle at him like the pit insident lame ass pussy niggas

    • Krime

      u a ol’ stupid ass nigga

  • j.6oo

    c´mon its obvious:
    soulja boys wants to be superman´ed xD
    thats a cry for love dudes

  • justice prince

    i think this shit about souljah boy ,ve been taken too far, cuz am aware there had been more degrading lines about black women in the past by hip hop artist and even other proffessions.my opinion is that the world is full of bitches,u black or white doesn’t matta and stoppin people from talkin bout sex shit does not reduce the ‘bitchism’ in the fucking world…………..

  • Trickdd

    Dwight Howard Killed the slam dunk competition

    • Sean Price

      I killed yo mommas pussy.

      Motherfuck, literally I fuck mothers.

      P BODY!

  • dark vanilla

    As much as I hate Soulja Boy, I would definetly buy that shirt. SUPERMAN DAT HOE…LMAO

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  • CaseOne

    And 95% of theses uneducated and un-parented comments represent the clear unfortunate direction and downturn of our culture as black people. It’s not “hate” to police our own standards as a people. It’s not “hate” to want our culture to be respected and delivered to the world with dignity, respect and class. It’s not hate to want to be educated about the things that influence our culture in a negative or positive direction. To have standards that our lineage, the same folks that suffered degradation in order that we might have freedom can be proud of is not hate at all, its called honor, progression and growth. And if anybody can’t understand this platform than God help you once you have children.

    • Kev Lomax

      Very intelligent comment and well written. Unfortunately, you’re speaking to an audience where the average IQ is just high enough for what’s required to breathe regularly.

      Don’t waste your time in here trying to explain anything that invloves simple logic, it will only frustrate you.

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    Where can i place an order for that “Supaman Dat Hoe” t-shirt? I want one..lmao..for real tho..

  • Yahhh Bitch

    I aint really feelin soulja boy dat much but goddamn let homie try to get his paper witout faggot ass school teachers jumpin on his dick

  • mitchell

    man soulja boy is cool bitch you aint shit

  • damn

    This lil dude is the flavor flav of the new generation. Better get that paper while you can!!! And what exactly do the shirts have to do with him? Besides the fact that its his catch phrase or whatever. He didnt give the go ahead to do these shirts nor is he attached to them in anyway other than the phrase. This is some tabloid type shit here XXL. Sensationalized trash ass reporting. If I want that I’ll go to TMZ.

  • http://myspace.com/hhaficionado Breezy

    I completely agree with CaseOne.

    myspace.com/hhaficionado

  • T-PHLOW

    Come on give me a break always tryna break down hip hop!! soulja boy is one of the reason why kids of today are gonna keep hip hop alive and even though i still don’t dig the boy i’ll give him some credit.

  • Cin Cin

    That is degrading and wrong! It’s not making a big fuss over nothing! That’s what wrong with the boys now a days you guys need to pick and read. Borden your horizons! Ignorance kills!

    • Kev Lomax

      Please spell check before you insult everyone’s intelligence.

      You just made yourself look worse than the people you were trying to insult.

      Ass.

  • 2FACE/TRILLMATIC

    its just a fuckin shirt…damn if anybody should be offended it should be superman….if these f-word bastards really wanna know what “superman that hoe” means, go ask soulja boy; he wrote the shit!!! but once again, hip hop is being blamed for shit thats been around before hip hop…think about it? and what does the “f” in f-word stand for anyway? answer that shit

  • dark vanilla

    Well spoken CaseOne, but shouldn’t you be saving that shit for the Bob O’Reily show. Just about 95% of the people don’t really care about what you just said.

    • Kev Lomax

      It’s “Bill” O’Reilly.

      Now don’t get all fussy again, I’m just lettin you know.

  • http://mrblue-reviews.blogspot.com MrBlue

    Clearly the whole act was planned to create controversy, which in turn equals 50+ people in this blog, and 10,000 blogs on the net commenting on it, which leads to more press, more hits on his page, more more more…

    any press is good press.. its that simple kids…

    • Kev Lomax

      Truth.

  • Darkman

    Thats some shit,lil kids all over the world is sayin that shit an they don’t kno what is means,they can’t even buss a nut lol. That nigga is wack though who ever bought his CD is on crack