Soulja Boy Is Not Really A Boy Of The People

In the latest video from the ceaselessly self-promoting vlogger/sometime musician Soulja Boy, the kid wakes up on Gucci sheets, blows his nose in money, and reads his YouTube comments. It’s breathtaking if only because of its naked depiction of Soulja Boy as the ultimate Bubble Boy, someone who’s the last person to realize his ever-growing irrelevance. I mean, here’s someone whose dance is still being performed by kids in my neighborhood en masse and instead of trying to strike while the iron is hot he’s unironically riding a Segway around the basement of his awkwardly designed McMansion? Sweetie Soulja, you know that the Gob Bluth character on Arrested Development was supposed to be a joke, right? [YouTube via the listenerd]

  • Ned Raggett

    It just occurred to me that if you said ‘Arrested Development’ to Soulja Boy that due to his age he would likely not be aware of either the group *or* the show.

  • NickEddy

    @Ned Raggett:

    Yes, and the likelihood of Soulja Boy having some sort of Sister Souljah “moment” in this election cycle is a bit unlikely.

    Which is reminding me to listen to “History Never Repeats” by Split Enz.

  • Captain Wrong

    Gee…a one hit wonder making a video bragging about how outrageously rich he is…that could never come back to bite him in the ass.

  • El Zilcho!

    When HBO was hyping the De La Hoya/Mayweather fight, didn’t 50 Cent roll up to Floyd on a Segway?

  • Captain Wrong

    Oh and niiiice McMansion. Who knew “rich niggas” rolled like suburban white folks?

  • Chris N.


  • Maura Johnston

    @Captain Wrong: I’d like to see his ARM, if you know what I mean.

  • moomintroll

    oww…crunchy money on the nose must’ve hurt.

  • Maura Johnston

    @moomintroll: It’s OK, he has cream that’s made from actual diamonds to make his nose silky smooth:


  • Tauwan

    @Captain Wrong:

    Wow, you must have never watched an episode of Cribs starring your latest hear today gone tomorrow rapper. It’s all about infiltrating them suburbs cause its unexpected. [GENTRIFICATION STAND UP!]

  • Tauwan


    Anybody seen MIMS lately? Where he at?

  • Chris N.

    Hard at work on “This is Why I’m Cold.”

  • Anonymous

    He should eat.