An Apology Just Won’t Cut It, US Department of Defense Plans To Boycott Soulja Boy

07
Sep

The US Department of Defense isn’t letting Soulja Boy off the hook with an apology for his recent slanderous statements against the US army in his song “Let’s Be Real”. In fact, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service which holds 3,100 facilities — are refusing to stock Soulja Boy’s upcoming album, Respect My Hustle, if the youtube single isn’t removed.

As reported by MSDTV, Soulja released a video for the song, Let’s Be Real, that showed him making negative remarks about the US armed forces. Military personnel addressed the rapper online (via TMZ) — where Soulja Boy later offered an apology on his blog stating:

See Soulja Boy’s apology to the military after the break.

As an artist, I let my words get the best of me. Sometimes there are things that we feel, things that we want to express, and when we put them on paper and speak them out loud, they can come out wrong.

When I expressed my frustration with the US Army, not only did my words come out wrong, I was wrong to even speak them. So, 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.

As a young man who grew up in the post-9/11 era, I have watched our country fight two wars that seem like they are never going to end.

I have seen thousands and thousands of our brave men and women get killed in battle and often times, I think for what? A lot of people in this country are struggling to make ends meet and I think a lot about what if we had never gone to war.

Where would our economy be? Our schools, our after-school and work programs, our streets? I mean, damn, 48 people got shot in New York City just this past weekend … in 3 days … I’m not saying that it is just because of a bad economy, but at a certain point we have to take care of our own people.

In no way would I ever want to offend those who are protecting our freedoms … a lot of homeboys who I grew up with, a lot of people who come from the neighborhoods we live in … In no way do I want to hurt any of our honorable soldiers who put their lives at risk, regardless of how they feel about the two wars we fight in.

I am just frustrated that we haven’t been able to bring you all home quick enough and my frustration got the best of me. I am deeply sorry.

While he expressed sentiments of remorse, LTC Thomas Shrader from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service tells TMZ that Soulja’s lyrics “are unacceptable and not the kind of thing we would want to market [in our stores].”

However, if the song ultimately gets cut from the album, Shrader concedes that the Exchange will reevaluate the ban.

Do you think Soulja is remorseful, or just covering his mistake with an apology? Let us know!

Of course MSDTV will keep you posted. Stay Tuned..

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