Soulja Boy Thought Death Would Solve Problems

Rap newcomer SOULJA BOY contemplated taking his own life to escape his problems after he was robbed at gunpoint in December (08).
The hitmaker, who shot to stardom in 2007 when his single Crank That (Soulja Boy) became an international chart smash, was with pals at his Atlanta, Georgia home when six armed men stormed the property on 30 December (08).
He and his pals escaped unharmed - but the terrifying incident was enough to make the rapper, real name DeAndre Ramone Way, re-evaluate his life in the limelight.
And he admits he felt like dying would be the only solution.
In a recent interview with satellite radio Shade 45's Angela Yee, he says, "After that (the robbery), that was the first time I thought to myself: 'If I die right now, all of my problems will go away."
But the 18-year-old insists the experience has forced him to grow up and has made him more appreciative of his fame and fortune.
He adds, "The life I'm living right now is crazy. How I'm living life, being a celebrity and going through all the things that I go through, I don't ever really think about it. Like never.
"I do things but I never really just think about it. After that situation happened that night, I really was just sitting thinking like, 'I'm Soulja Boy and my life has changed'... I never thought like that before."


Contactmusic

Tags: Soulja Boy


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

The moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for is finally...

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Alec Baldwin was in court on Tuesday, facing charges of disorderly...

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Pitbull feat. John Ryan - Fireball

Pitbull drops his eighth studio album 'Globalization' later this year and...

Pitbull - Fireball Video

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas...

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Early reviews of Scarlett Johansson’s new movie Lucy are piling up...

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In "Hercules"

It’s Hercules time! So we know that Dwayne Johnson made a lot...

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In
Advertisement

Arty Ft. Angel Taylor - Up All Night [Lyric] Video

Russian musician Arty has collaborated with Angel Taylor on his latest single 'Up All Night', released on...

Arty - Up All Night (Lyric Video) Video

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be...

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Soulja Boy Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Soulja Boy

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All