Soulja Boy might have expected to raise some eyebrows with the lyrics to his upcoming song "Let's Be Real", which was posted online last week, but he likely did not anticipate the fury that the U.S. military has unleashed on him.
"F--k the FBI and the army troops ... fighting for what?" he rapped in the new song.
Almost immediately after posting the song online, armed forces reacted strongly against him. Now, the military has installed a ban on his album in mover 3,000 Army and Air Force Exchange Service Stores. The Exchange is set up by the U.S. Department of Defense to sell products for the purpose of generating income for the U.S. Army and Air Force Morale.
The ban was announced by LTC Thomas Shrader, who said that the lyrics "are unacceptable and not the kind of thing we would want to market."
Soulja Boy is now scrambling to apologize for the offensive rap, and his management team is working hard to remove any and all traces of the song from the Internet. Furthermore, they are promising that the song will not be featured on the new album and Soulja Boy is offering to give free performances for the military along with meet-and-greet sessions.
The rapper first apologized on Tuesday, issuing a statement:
"As an artist, I let my words get the best of me ... 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."
A rep for Soulja Boy's management team, Debby Coda, said that the song was hastily and foolishly posted online and was never approved for the album.