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After uploading a video of himself showing off his “new lambo chain (rich n—a s–t)”, Soulja Boy reacted…to the reactions: (spotted on Gyant’s blog)

1ST OF ALL. I didn’t pay ANYTHING for my black Lamborghini chain I got it FREE as a birthday present from my jeweler when I turned 19 on July 28! [even for free, your jeweler ripped you off]

2ND OF ALL. Even if I did pay for it who are you to judge me on what I purchase with MY money? [the whole thing about being a public figure is that not just your financial choices, but also your romances, your actions, your work, its all up for debate...or as you call it...judgement]

3RD OF ALL. Why do the media blow up the things that they think will make me look stupid or ignorant. Why not publicize or put me in the spotlight when I do positive things? What about when I was in the hood this past Christmas passing out toys to everybody on the westside of Atlanta where I grew up why not show that on TV? Why not publicize my Little league football team that I sponsor in Batesville, MS or the money I donated to help build the rec center and boyz and girls club!? What about when I donated $25,000 for all those kids to have a good Christmas with the Toyz n da hood foundation? Why not step in when Ice-T was dissing me why not call up and have a sit down to squash that beef. THINK ABOUT IT A 40 YEAR OLD SOMETHING GANGSTA NIGGA VS. A 16 YEAR OLD KID (AT THE TIME). What if he really did have O.G. crip niggaz that had a price on my head to murder me? WHY DIDN’T YOU TRY TO STEP IN AND STOP THAT? HUH?. you worried about a black diamond chain that I received as birthday present??? WTF….
[well I think alot of people made that very point during the midst of the Ice-T vs Soulja Boy war of words. But as for your good deeds, I looked on your youtube channel and didn't see any clips of Little League team...but I did find one of a performance at Toyz in the Hood. I think that the media does cover those good deeds, but some blogs that are more entertainment than news based do not. It's naive to think that they serve the same purpose to the web-surfing public. But we don't do good works for the thanks anyway....we do them to give thanks. But I can still see how an uproar would rub anyone the wrong way. I think its more humorous than offensive if anything.]

read the rest of Soulja Boy’s speech after the jump…

What about when me and Tigger was in D.C. buying all those can foods for the homeless??? Why not publicize when them niggaz ran in my house and tried to kill me and I had to defend myself and blast they ass. WHY NOT SHOW THAT ON TV???? HUH!???? CUZ U DONT WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THE REAL SHIT THATS GOIN BEHIND THE SCENES U WANT EVERYTHING WATERED DOWNED AND FAKE THATS WHY! FUCK THAT! I’m all the way REAL 100. I know America probably ain’t ready for a young black rich nigga running around doing it how he had it planned since he was little. But i’m from the hood! This is all I know! All I grew up seeing was diamondz, money, drugs, fightin, shootin, dancing, basketball and football. real nigga shit that’s all I was around while I grew up! I don’t know shit else! I got signed when I was 16 and it took me away from that environment and put me on a whole other level that blew my mind. I’ve traveled all across the world and seen some AMAZING MIND BLOWING THINGS. But I can’t run from my past I can’t act like i’m something i’m not! I only can be what I know and be who I am WHICH IS ME. A young nigga who was born in Southside Chicago moved to ATL and went to high school in Mississippi. NEVER stayed in a good neighborhood my whole life until after I got signed! BUT IT IS WHAT IS IT IS. IM REAL AS IT GET AND ALOT OF PEOPLE LOVE ME FOR THAT. AND LOT OF PEOPLE HATE ME FOR THAT. I’m just being ME that’s all I can be! im out 100 ROLE MODEL OR NO ROLE MODEL IM ONLY HUMAN.

[and that last part is valid. point taken. But no, I don't think people all want things watered down. And I definitely don't think everything that SB presents is trilly trill. But he has certainly benefited from both the positive and negative reactions to his videos. So....buck up, trooper.]