Soulja Boy Totally OK With The Slave Trade, Since He Was Able To Score Some Sweet Tattoos As A Result

noah | October 30, 2008 2:00 am

Sure, “Soulja Boy says something stupid” is sorta dog-bites-man news at this point, but this quote he gave to Toure last week while being interviewed for a BET show kind of goes above and beyond the Gob Bluthisms dude has been dropping up to this point. OK, it doesn’t go “sort of” above and beyond–it makes you want to lock this kid in a room with a book. Any book.

Then came Soulja Boy Tell Em. I asked him, “What historical figure do you most hate?” He was stumped. I said, “Others have said Hitler, bin Laden, the slave masters…” He said, “Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we’d still be in Africa.”

My jaw, at this point, was on the ground.”We wouldn’t be here,” he continued, having no idea how far in it he’d stepped, “to get this ice and tattoos.”

See what I mean about books? Even The Pet Goat would do at this point. Even if quotes like these are some super-inane “keeping his name in the press while his album gets pushed back for the 24th time” tactic.

A Rapper Salutes The Slave Trade [The Daily Beast; HT Jess]