Soulja Boy Apologizes for Anti-Military Rap
Soulja Boy is “deeply apologetic” after blasting the men and women of the U.S. troops in his new song. In the video for his track, “Let’s Be Real,” posted on his YouTube page last week, Soulja targeted the troops, seemingly out of nowhere.
“Fuck the FBI and fuck all the army troops,” he spit, “Fightin’ for what/Bitch be your own man/I’ll be flyin’ through the clouds with green like I’m Peter Pan.”
The song has come to the attention of a retired Marine who was disgusted by SB’s song.
“It’s a very offensive statement,” Fred A. Flores told TMZ, “especially with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up.”
“He should apologize to all armed forces,” added Flores, who is the commissioner of the L.A. County Veteran’s Advisory Commission. “[The rap] is very irresponsible,” Flores stated … “especially for a person who is an entertainer for the youth of our country.”
Soulja took to Twitter today (September 6) to explain himself.
“Deeply apologetic,” he wrote, “but the violence must stop. we could have taken the funds spent on war and put them into education.”
“[There] are people in this country who know the truth behind these wars,” he continued. “I would never disrespect america come on my name is soulja boy (sic).”
“I respect the US and the soldiers,” he added. “I don’t respect innocent lives being taken. I love you all. very deeply sorry of those who took offense (sic).” —Elan Mancini