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

  • weakness

    this nigga is so wack…totally fallin off……not an ounce of rap skill

  • Jose

    Yeah this kid is an idiot.

  • Wonder1

    He’s an idiot because he speaks the truth? The military complex in this country is insane, and we need to invest that money in educationa and health care.

    • what

      the truth? nigga you still believe that conspiracy shit? AND those fuckink lyrics were whack as fuck anyways

      • josh

        conspiracy? you’re an idiot. everything he talked about is common knowledge, just cause you choose to be IGNANT… doesn’t mean things aren’t happening or are true.

        • ARMY SOLDIER

          1ST OFF. TO THE DUMB ASS TALKING BOUT ITS TRUE. FUCK YOU. I DO THIS SHIT EVERYDAY SO YOUR ASS CAN HAVE A FUCKING OPINION. AND IF YOU DONT LIKE IT GIVE UP YOUR US CITIZENSHIP AND MOVE TO ONE OF THE 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES WHERE THEY WILL KILL YOUR ASS FOR EVEN BREATHING THE WRONG WAY (ABD IF YOU GOT AN AMERICAN FLAG, GIVE IT BACK CAUSE PPL LIKE YOU WITH ALL THIS ANTI-MILITARY TALK DONT DESERVE IT. I JOINED THE ARMY AFTER 6 MOS AFTER 9-11 JUST BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED. SOMEBODY HAS TO DO IT. I SEE YOUR ASS DID NOT. SMFH. ARMY STRONG

          • PhantomWarrior

            Hey ARMY SOLDIER. Sorry you don’t know what you are doing, but you are not fighting for the ppl of this country. Nor are you defending this country. You must be very young. You can go to Cuba, China, Russia, the Middle East or North Korea if you don’t like the First Amendment. Only ppl with low IQ’s still believe the “official conspiracy theory” bullshit story about 911. Go target the real terrrorists! Those that control the military are you’re real enemy. I pray that God will open your eyes. I mean no disrespect, and I do thank you for wanting to serve this country, but that’s not what the military is being used for.

    • pussypoppussypoppoppoppop

      He doesn’t speak the truth, sure the violence is useless, but do the soldiers choose where to go and who to fight? No. They simply chose a profession just like everyone else is allowed in the United States.

      • josh

        I feel him, but he should have said, “fuck the military/u.s. army”. something like that. that way he is speaking in general, and then stated his reason. logical intentions, wrong way of putting it into words.

    • josh

      yeah, i hear you. apparently, not everybody here is in the know. and will go backwards in thinking.

    • minusthecynic

      nobody is an idiot but he is misguided for using swearing to make his point

  • SP.

    He doesn’t have the respect nor wordplay to try & touch on such a touchy subject. Sure, in his later explanation, he made a little sense, but he needs to make that much sense in his raps before he releases ‘em.

    • josh

      exactly my point. the way he delivered his message was obviously not practiced. he should try again in a better way.

  • josh

    I feel him, but he should have said, “fuck the military/u.s. army”. something like that. that way he is speaking in general, and then stated his reason. logical intentions, wrong way of putting it into words.

  • I’m not with Stupid

    This guy is an idiot just like most rap fans. They don’t know much about anything. Except of course drugs, hoes, cars , clothes and murder.

  • wow

    As far as I’m concerned he is a hypocrite. He talks about violence in his songs and then he says lets stop violence. What the fuck? If he is so concerned about education why doesn’t he invest his money into the education make a foundation or something. Regardless if your a democrat or republican the soldiers deserve respect.

    • minusthecynic

      true superman is about rape so he is pro rape but anti war? i do think its wrong that innocent women and children get killed in war also friendly fire the greater our weapons become the harder it is to avoid casualties

    • Darien

      he doesnt have any money…notice how even on youtube his shit doesnt get any views as it is…Even I can get more views than him

  • C. Jay

    The irony: Probably the most ignorant, uneducated celebrities in rap saying that money should’ve been used towards education. I would agree if I felt he really meant what he said in terms of the apology. But clearly this dude, and his history of uneducated rants, is only apologizing because someone in P.R. said to.

    • Allie

      I totally agree. He probably just did that “song” (for lack of a better term) to land himself some attention. It’s sad.

  • minusthecynic

    soulja boy living in never land /from appearances on army stages youre forever banned/call yourself a soldier when youre hating on the troops/think the thoughts in your brain need time to regroup/living the life of luxury while armed forces defend your freedom of speech/real men take pot shots at those who aint beyond arms reach/if any soldier played ur raps in the past guaranteed your popularity among the troops aint gonna last/youre lucky u dont get landed with a mine and put on blast/keep living in a dream your fame is ghost/now coast to coast your name is toast

  • Younastybw

    He’s definitely having a problem growing up.

  • PAT.

    those fool isn’t hard

  • @JoeBlacula

    Let him say whatever he feels like saying. Because at this point, nobody is paying any attention to him anymore. I hope he has all of his receipts for all of the jewelry that he bought because hes gonna need the bread.

  • Jeremy

    It’s a shame rappers like Pac and Biggie get shot down and this clown is still around to make noise. I would call it music but it’s garbage.

  • Ray

    What ever happened 2 FREEDOM OF SPEECH??!! Personally, I think SB should be able 2 say whatever he wants 2 say. White folks can say whatever they want. If this is his opinion then why should he have to be careful about how he feels? As an ex Navy service member, I think constantly about the war and the reason behind it. America is and still will be messed up with or with out a war. This economy and the problems of America has NOTHING to do with war! It’s the people in control – behind podiums, that we (average people) put on pedestals and allow mistakes from, forget they’re human because of their power and money. SB shouldn’t be blamed for what many people also feel. Stop using SB as a cop-out or a fall guy when you probably feel the same as he does, but is too ashamed or too proud to say anything. Music is supposed to be expression any way. There must be some truth to what he’s saying, otherwise people wouldn’t have such a problem with it. HANDLE THE TRUTH!

    SB shouldn’t apologize 4 shit…especially if he meant what he said.

  • Tell ‘em

    I apologized, but I said what I said cuz it’s the truth. I don’t care bout no troops, the FBI, the govermnt…nuthin’ but gettin’ dat paper. What the army know bout how a REAL soulja get down?

    I spit fire, I’m hard as rocks//u run yo mouth, I wear you out like socks//Soulja Boy Tell em, F the troops//I played yall out like a game of hoops//They whack as hell, I’m the real deal//I knock them all out like two words…Evander Holyfield//

  • Unknown

    yeah! his dad fuckd him in the ass too hard! that was the problem