military bans soulja boy song after anti-military lyrics

Tah - posted on 09/10/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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lSoulja Boy banned by military Do you agree with the decision to remove Soulja Boy's record from military stores over his 'F--k the Army' lyric?







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Soulja Boy's Army-bashing situation is approaching DEFCON 1.



The U.S. military announced that it will boycott the rapper's upcoming album if it contains the controversial song "Let's Be Real," TMZ is reporting.



"F--k the FBI and the army troops ... fighting for what?" Soulja Boy raps in the song, which he first posted online last week.



Almost immediately after, the armed forces reacted strongly against the rapper and have installed a ban on his album in over 3,000 Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores.



The Exchange is set up by the United States Department of Defense to sell products, with the purpose of generating income for the United States Army and Air Force Morale.



The move was announced by LTC Thomas Shrader, who also said that the lyrics "are unacceptable and not the kind of thing we would want to market."



That's why Soulja Boy is scrambling to do all he can to express how sorry he is for the offensive rap.



He and his management team are doing everything they can to remove all traces of the song from the Internet, and further, are promising that the song will not be featured on the new album.



Soulja Boy first apologized on Tuesday, saying in a statement: "As an artist, I let my words get the best of me ... I write this to give my sincerest apology to all members of the United States military services, as well as their families that were offended by my most recent lyrics."



Debby Coda, a rep for Soulja Boy's management, told TMZ that the song was hastily and foolishly posted online, but was never approved for the album.



In addition, Soulja Boy is doing more than just apologizing. He's also offering to give free performances for the military and meet-and-greet sessions







Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment...



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so some people think the armed forces are over-reacting



what do you think about the whole situation??



should he be giving out free performances to the people he offended???



What can he do to make amends???

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I dont think they are over reacting at all. What has he ever done to help our county? You dont see him putting his sorry butt on the line to protect stupid ppl like himself.

He isnt sorry for writing it or trying to sell it. He is sorry he got caught and wont be able to sell the CD's. Stupid idiot need to go to boot camp and let someone straighten him out!

Rosie - posted on 09/11/2011

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yeah there's a difference between those who control the war, and the military members who just do what they're paid to do. he should realize the difference. sure SOME are there just to kill themselves a "towel head" but that's a massive minority. he should take a page from eminems book about how to rap about war. http://youtu.be/8M9MTle-8AM

Tah - posted on 09/11/2011

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yeah but he's 12 years old and apparently can't tell his tail from his elbow when it comes to politics and national security...i can't stand his music anyway..i almost ripped my radio out my truck and hummed all the way to school the first time i heard one of his songs....barfable...

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Melissa - posted on 09/18/2011

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I think if anyone were to produce a song that spoke against any corporation, that corporation would boycott that song. The army is no different, and really, deserves a lot more respect. People may not agree with the wars we've fought and continue to fight, and that's the right we have to free speech that is PROVIDED by those armed forces FIGHTING to maintain our rights. My grandfather was in the Coast Guard, my brother is in the Air Force and actually works for the FBI, one of my best friends is in the Coast Guard and another close friends husband is in the Army. For many, it's just a job to pay for college, but for SO MANY MORE, it is a service they serve. They BELIEVE in what they do, they believe in the people they fight to protect, and they sacrifice time away from their loved ones in order to do so, and some give the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. It is NOT something to be taken lightly, especially by someone who clearly has absolutely no clue what he's talking about, and is simply trying to make controversy to get his name in the papers. The more they print his name the more his price goes up!

Personally I do not feel he apologized because he truly felt what he did was wrong. I feel he apologized for the same reasons so many celebrities do after receiving negative feedback, and that's because his manager told him to! If he were truly sorry he never would have written, recorded and then published those words in the first place. Honestly I think he's just a spoiled little punk trying to seem like he's "hard", and has yet to learn that every action we take has an equal and opposite reaction, and certainly a consequence, whether it be good or bad.

He can give out all the free performances he wants, but really, if someone wrote a song trash talking your family, would you be interested in attending any show of theirs? Free or not? I think he's wasting his time and should really just tuck his tail between his legs and go figure out how he's going to learn to grow up. Because clearly that has yet to happen.

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oh and i just watched that video...good points to it, but i'm suprised it didnt start riots by some stupid idiots who dont totally listen to the words and just act on the video part.

Jenni - posted on 09/11/2011

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oooo Dyan, that video gave me chills and made me want to cry at the same time. I ♥ Eminem.

Jenni - posted on 09/10/2011

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He's obviously a few crayolas short of a crayon box.



The rap industry is always trying to push the envelope on controversial, offensive lyrics that border on everyone loving them or hating them. It's what brings in the $$$$$. But most seem to know there's a line between being cool and offensive and crossing the line into 'raping puppy skulls'. Where even their audience would be like "uh hell no."



Soulja Boy is clearly not as articulate as Eminem on vocalizing his frustrations. And by the sounds of it, none to bright either.



I understand that some people are pissy about much of the wars in the middle east. I personally don't really agree with them and they do frustrate me as well. But I respect the men and women who put their lives on the line for their country. They're not to blame for the wars. And I could never in a million years be brave enough to do what they do. I'm in awe of their dedication to their cause, bravery and the willingness to selflessly put their lives on the line for complete strangers



What a spoiled brat.



I don't think they're overreacting by boycotting him. You say something offensive about a group of people and boycotting by that group sounds pretty reasonable.



I wonder if he'll pee himself a little preforming in front of the same military people he pissed off. And why would *any* of them go to his preformances after that anyways? Because he gave some disingenuous apology?



To make amends? Join the military!!! j/k

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 09/10/2011

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I cant stand his music to begin with… some of his lyrics are BLAH
“Hopped out the bed, put or turned my swag on, looked in the mirror said what’s up”
I mean com on!!! Just DUMB
In the words of Vicki “Color me old fashion but his MUSIC is not music”

but yeah he should do what ever he needs to make amends.

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