Soulja Boy’s third album The DeAndre Way drops on November 30 and the 20 year old rapper landed the cover of the latest issue of XXL with 50 Cent. In the issue’s interview Soulja Boy talks about his goals and aspirations, and makes a comment about Lupe Fiasco that could be taken the wrong way.
“I can’t keep playin’ around, because if you keep playin’ around, people are gonna think you’re a joke,” he said in the new issue. “At some point, you have to get serious.”
“I don’t want to be super-Lupe-Fiasco-lyrical and niggas don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about,” he specified. “I want to be the best, I want to be recognized in that category where I’m nominated for Best Rapper with Jay-Z and Kanye and Wayne. I wanna get a Grammy. I want Best Rap Album of the Year… I’ve made millions of dollars off of doing my style, but, hey, I can rap, too.”
Lupe Fiasco has in fact been nominated for several Grammys, including Best Rap Album both his releases, and has won the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance with Jill Scott for Daydreamin’.
Do you think “niggas don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about” and drawing a line between Lupe and Kanye, Jay and Wayne is disrespectful? Or just a harmless comment? Let us know what you think below.