The “Crank That” rapper shot back at a Twitter user who accused him of using crack cocaine.
People across social media are comparing their photos today with pictures from 10 years ago as part of the viral “how hard did aging hit you” challenge. After a fan used the challenge to compare two photos of Soulja Boy and suggest he was using drugs, the rapper reacted angrily this week.
The mashup included an old headshot of the rapper alongside a more recent selfie where Soulja Boy was looking haggard.
“I said Soulja Boy looking mad cracky now,” the fan wrote on Twitter. “DIS IS CRACK.”
Soulja Boy wasted no time responding to the allegations, saying that he is not doing cocaine and that he looked rough in the picture because he was recently in a serious car accident, Vibe reported.
“First of all, I want to say, for everybody that’s saying, ‘Soulja Boy look like he’s on drugs. Soulja Boy look bad. Soulja Boy look like he’s on crack, on powder.’ Bitch, don’t play with me like that!” the rapper said in a live video posted to social media. “I ain’t never did crack in my life, bitch. I’m worth muthafucking $30 million… I never did cocaine in my life.”
He seemed personally offended by the suggestion that he might be doing drugs.
“Don’t be making fun of my fucking appearance and my fucking looks,” he said. “I’m worth 30 million, google that shit. Y’all got me fucked up.”
Soulja Boy posted on January 6 that he had been in a car accident during mudslides in California and said that could explain the difference between the two pictures that the fan posted.
“I was just in a bad car accident two days ago, bitch, I almost lost my life,” he said. “I hit my fucking face on the fucking dashboard on the car, bitch, and my shit swollen and my teeth, I need surgery and shit.”
Soulja Boy, who is 28, became a household name back in 2007 when his song “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” topped the charts. Although his name was out of the press for years, he claimed on Twitter that he was the biggest comeback story of 2018, Billboard reported.
“I had the biggest come back of 2018 big facts,” Soulja Boy tweeted. “Signed a record deal. Did four new tv shows and signed an endorsement deal with Fashion Nova release my own smart watch and video game console n—az thought it was over for me after all that beef shit. Never count a real one out!”