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With success comes people wanting your money!

Most all celebs get sued for something or another when they get rich, and most are baseless. But Soulja Boy just got sued and he's got a very tough case ahead of him.

The rapper with the most obnoxious song of the year is being sued for trademark infringement by a musician named…Souljah Boy!!!!!!

A rep for Souljah (with an H) tell us:

"I am writing on behalf of the law firm of Alexander, Odunze & Kang LLP to give you a heads up re: the attached complaint, which was filed in federal court this afternoon on behalf of Willie Lyons p/k/a Souljah Boy. By way of background (and as you may already know), Mr. Lyons, known in commerce as Souljah Boy for over twelve years, is suing artist Soulja Boy (birth name: DeAndre Way), his record label, attorney & manager in connection with his blatant infringement of Mr. Lyons' trademark."

This will probably be settled out of court.

Soulja (with no H) will have to pay up much $$$$$$!!!!!!

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106 comments to “Sued!”

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  1. b says – reply to this


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    First!!!!

  2. b says – reply to this


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    First!!!!

  3. JHo says – reply to this


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    FIRST!

    And who cares!

  4. me says – reply to this


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    first

  5. weezyandohyeahyeezy says – reply to this


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    1st woooo hooooo

  6. Laily says – reply to this


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    not first but close to it :) Hope DeAndre wins

  7. Brigitte Nielsen says – reply to this


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    HE'S NO FLAVA FLAV!

  8. faine says – reply to this


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    first!

  9. shawn says – reply to this


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    he sucks anyway

  10. j says – reply to this


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    That no name loser is just wanting to cash in because he's a no name loser and has been for the last 12 years.

  11. Eliza says – reply to this


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    Dont start with the "first"s. No one cares

  12. Rammy says – reply to this


    12

    Who gives a shit???

  13. cass says – reply to this


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    hahha
    thats funny

  14. Jenn Jenn says – reply to this


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    lame…who is more famous? someone non-famous shouldn't be able to sue someone famous because they have the same name…there are almost 7 billion people on this planet. its called a coincidence, people!

  15. laclaus says – reply to this


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    yup.

  16. weezyandohyeahyeezy says – reply to this


    16

    1st woooo hooooo!!!

  17. wow says – reply to this


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    I love rap but this guys "music" is utterly ridiculous. it's nothing more than braindead garbage with a dance. i put it right up there with metal and those that scream instead of sing. just terrible.

    on another note, this lawsuit is stupid. he changed his name to "soulja boy tell em" which easily is different and can distinguish b/w the two. so fuckin gay.

  18. lala says – reply to this


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    fourth

  19. LU says – reply to this


    19

    too bad.

  20. lovebrad says – reply to this


    20

    their music is crap anywayz.

  21. gina says – reply to this


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    who
    cares

  22. me says – reply to this


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    nineteenth.

  23. SHAT UP says – reply to this


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    SHAT UP SOULJAH BOYS…BOTH OF YOU

  24. SHAT UP says – reply to this


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    SHAT UP SOULJAH BOYS…BOTH OF YOU….slow nite perez???????????????????????????

  25. EAT THE RICH!!! says – reply to this


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    DAMM I WAS SO LOOKING FOR THE NEXT SONG, I MEAN ”SOULJA BOY' THEN ”SOULJA GIRL” NOW I GUESS NO SOULJA BABY OR SOULJA GRANDMA ETC…. HE'S SO SO TALENTED.

  26. CHARLENE says – reply to this


    26

    I HATE SLOUJA BOY!

  27. Jacqueline says – reply to this


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    rappers are retarded
    these days rap is so repitetitive,predictable, and boring
    hoes this, money that….
    its in their blood to copy and sample everything
    so why is this supprizing? its not….they can't come up with anything original these days….including names…RAP SUCKS…welll alot of it.,..

  28. DR.FUNK says – reply to this


    28

    OUCH. Well…there goes the pad in Beverly Hills.Guess he'll be shopping for reasonably priced Chatsworth condos instead.(1br)

  29. belenfag@aol.com says – reply to this


    29

    ARE YOU SERIOUS?

    LOOK AT THE NAME OF YOUR FUCKING WEBSITE FAT FUCK

    LOOK AT YOUR SELF. AND YOUR POSTING ABOUT PEOPLE COPYING OTHER PEOPLES NAMES?

    LOOK AT WHAT MADE YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY

    AND THIS RAPPERS NAME IS ALMOST LIKE ANOTHER RAPPERS NAME, THAT WASNT EVEN THAT FAMOUS, SO WHAT??

    NOW YOU POST ABOUT YOUR SO CALLED FRIEND, LOOK AT YOURSELF AND ANALIZE SHIT BEFORE

  30. Emma says – reply to this


    30

    How stupid, lots of people have the same name. Do you see all the John Smith's of the world suing each other?

  31. who cares says – reply to this


    31

    wow people really care about this shit and that crappy song. I cringe every time I hear that stupid song on the radio. Does it really take any talent to write that crap??

  32. Jah Rene says – reply to this


    32

    Can't wait until the day they take that annoying noise off the air!!

  33. SusieQ says – reply to this


    33

    Please take all of his money so we never have to hear from him again

  34. JESSICA says – reply to this


    34

    GET OFF MI SOULJA BOI
    HIZ A ROLL MODEL YALL JUST HATIN

  35. jen says – reply to this


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    fix your fucking typos.
    you have too many throughout the whole site.
    you dumbass.

  36. e says – reply to this


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    You can't trademark names. He's not going to have to pay anything. The case won't even go to court.

  37. FABIO says – reply to this


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    CAN YOU SAY H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E ?????
    =============================================
    YOU SHOULD KNOW ALL ABOUT GETING SUED WHEN YOU USE OTHER PEOPLE'S STUFF, PEREZ!!!
    =============================================
    BUT I BET THAT YOU WIND UP HAVING TO PAY MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN SOULJAH BOY DOES!!
    ===============================================

  38. FABIO says – reply to this


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    And yes, you can TRADEMARK names.
    ===========================================
    All of the names of the WWE wrestler's names are TRADEMARKED.
    ===========================================
    Even Vince McMahon has his name TRADEMARKED. You can look it up….

  39. CaLly says – reply to this


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    We can only HOPE this will bankrupt him and prevent him from making anymore CRAPPY SONGS!!!!!!!

  40. CR says – reply to this


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    i cannot stand his ridiculous obnoxious song. i hope he has to pay up large and if he never makes a song again it will be too soon.

  41. amy says – reply to this


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    i hate him. his song is so annoying.

  42. mike@one33.net says – reply to this


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    this guys an idiot, his stage name is souljah boy tellem not "souljah boy" his name is listed as that on his albums, videos and website. It is not his fault if people shorten his name

  43. You -- yes, you -- are fucking retarded. says – reply to this


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    You CAN trademark a name, at least in the sense that you can register it with the USPTO. But infringing on a trademark isn't like breaking the law — the courts get to decide whether to enforce it. In this case, there's no way a judge will, since the big issue in a trademark case is whether the infringement creates a likelihood of confusion, and the shittastic rapper trying to sue the slightly-less-shittastic rapper wasn't known to anyone before today. Since no one in the history of history has ever gone looking for "Souljah Boy"'s music, let alone gone looking for it and accidentally happened into and purchased "Soulja Boy"'s, there's NO TRADEMARK CLAIM. The suit will be dismissed out-of-hand.

    Guess who'd have a much, much better case: Paris Hilton, against the fat fuck profiting off her name.

  44. tmc says – reply to this


    44

    good !! The song sux i don't like him anyways. these people need to grow up n worry about things that are worth the fuss

  45. kayla chute. says – reply to this


    45

    HA. I so laughed as soon as I read this. Very unexpected…

  46. SHUT UP YOURACIST SPERM FACE says – reply to this


    46

    Re: IHateBritney

    YOUR A BIG FAT DOOSH BAG!

  47. DallasMama says – reply to this


    47

    Who is this Country Ass Bammer from Commerce…..Who in the hell knows where the fuck Commerce is…..This shit will be laughed right out of court. They should counter sue his Bammer Ass for wasting the good paper this frivolous crap was filed on……LOSER…..

  48. Fuck SOULJA BOY, Go to hell! says – reply to this


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    FINALLY! JEEZZZ, is this what the rap industry has come to? Now people misunderstand rap and stereotype it. Thanks alot Soulja Boy .. your greed for money has mislead hundreds of people.

  49. whaaaaaat says – reply to this


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    Obnoxious? That's a fucking great party song, and this is coming from someone who HATES rap!

  50. ROLL MODEL? LOL says – reply to this


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    Re: JESSICA A roll model? A model for rolls of bread? You must be hungry or some shit. He's obviously not a good ROLE model if you cannot even spell the word in his defense, you fucking TOOL.

  51. KJH GBIUYT says – reply to this


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    I bought his cd and i just have to say that dat was waste of money b/c none of his songs have any meaning to it!and i had the booleg one 2 and most of the songs on that cd were degrading to women!!but who cares about this otha souljah boy who has ever heard of him cause the only one i no is soulja boy!!and u ppl here went 2 my school and talk all this crap about him u get beat da shit out of u!!i just think he's cute!!!!!

  52. kari says – reply to this


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    haha look at his clothes, he looks ridiculous

  53. jaciey says – reply to this


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    if you would spell check your stories, they would be a lot easier to read

  54. Grace says – reply to this


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    He's pathetic.

  55. this is stupid says – reply to this


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    This guys name isn't exactly like Soulja Boy's there are a lot of things in this world that are completly different but, are seperated by just one element In this case it is a letter. If this Souljah Boy was so great why the hell haven't we ever heard of him? DOes he have any hits? Probally NOT! This kid is talented even if he may become a one hit wonder who knows but, he is only a kid still and came up with a smash hit and dance. This low life is trying to cash in on this kids fame and money. He has it simple let this poor kids bring in the cash while he sits back and sues him. This souljah boy is an ASS!

  56. steph says – reply to this


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    haha, this is hilarious. =)

  57. HEY FATASS!!!!!!!!!!! says – reply to this


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    MAYBE YOU CAN REFER HIM TO YOUR ATTORNEYS…..
    I BET YOUR GONNA HALFTO PAY UP PRETTY HANDSOMELY THIS YEAR TOO
    SHAME COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A FATTER BASTARD.
    SO WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THEY SHUT YOU DOWN FATASS?????????

  58. chakaconned says – reply to this


    58

    All of you need to put your hate aside for the Holiday Seasons now!

    These rappers need to come together in the name of harmony and family! If these two can come together and buy something nice for Sista Soulja, seein they still haven't granted her Christmas wish of stop killing each other for just one day and start killing whitey. Now I must get back to re-painting my menorah for Kwanza!

    SeeCrest OUT!

  59. Ell says – reply to this


    59

    How big of an idiot does one need to be to not even be able to come up with his own name…

  60. kimm says – reply to this


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    WTF!
    is this "souljah boy" guy has been around for 12 years then how come no one has ever heard of him?
    ill answer my own question here, COS HE SUCKS!
    i bet THE REAL SOULJA BOY had never even heard of this loser considering the rest of the world sure hasnt.
    souljaH boy is trying to get money of the much more successful DeAndre.
    what a loser go die in a whole SOULJAH BOYYYY.

  61. kimm says – reply to this


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    WTF!
    is this "souljah boy" guy has been around for 12 years then how come no one has ever heard of him?
    ill answer my own question here, COS HE SUCKS!
    i bet THE REAL SOULJA BOY had never even heard of this loser considering the rest of the world sure hasnt.
    souljaH boy is trying to get money of the much more successful DeAndre.
    what a loser go die in a whole SOULJAH BOYYYY.

  62. aa says – reply to this


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    why its different spelling?

    fuckin haters

  63. mysterylover says – reply to this


    63

    I don't think he needs to worry too much. The law firm has an impressive name but consists of three brand new graduates, one of whom is not even admitted to the Nevada bar. And a google of "souljah boy" or "willie lyons" doesn't even have any entries except those about this suit.

  64. j-b says – reply to this


    64

    I wonder if Sony/BMG is settling out of court with their lawsuit against Perez for releasing Britneys CD ahead of the game on his website. I would hate to be sued by Sony, that's not like some little dj that plays with Lindsay Lohan on the weekends.

  65. Mike says – reply to this


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    Its even more confusing cause they both suck cock.

  66. butt crack says – reply to this


    66

    he needs to be put on trial for crimes against humanity for that "song" and put to death

  67. a says – reply to this


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    if something like this is going to be posted you should have your facts straight. don't get me wrong, the public should know the story in it's entirety. DeAndre Way's aka Soulja Boy Tell Em, the media never prints his name in it's entirety, this is why the suit is allowed. as you can plainly see, it's similar but not exact to Mr. Lyons aka.

  68. a says – reply to this


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    if something like this is going to be posted you should have your facts straight. the public should know the full story. DeAndre Way's aka is Soulja Boy Tell Em, the media never prints his name in it's entirety, this is why the suit is allowed. as you can plainly see, it's similar but not exact to Mr. Lyons aka.

  69. Beth says – reply to this


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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Not Soulja Boy! Who could ever doubt his oraginality? He is the most sensational artist of our generation to draw on his own sunglasses!
    I shall stand by Soulja Boy in his army of Soulja Fans!
    Yaaah Trick Yaaah!

  70. Steph says – reply to this


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    His names was changed to Soulja Boy Tell 'Em…no case!

  71. Christine says – reply to this


    71

    Who IS this asshole??? Never heard of him. Any ghetto dweller can have a rap 'career'. Let's move on…

  72. Kosher Kitty says – reply to this


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    First of all, this story is old. Second, does anyone with viable brain matter really care? I wouldn't hold my breath while trying to think of the worthwhile rap I've heard in the past ten years. It's sickening how misogyny and crack addiction set to a stolen rhythm loop constitutes music these days.

  73. iluvu says – reply to this


    73

    Soulja Boy (with no H) rocks!!! Who in the hell is Souljah Boy? Fu**er!!!

  74. bree says – reply to this


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    errr dumby, that's why his name is Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, not Soulja Boy

  75. FIRE says – reply to this


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    most of ya'll are some dumb motherfuckers, the reason why alot of you dont know Souljah Boy is because your dumb radio-riding teeny boppers who actually like everything they play. The real Og Souljah boy was signed to the record label "mo thugs" which was a record label made by Bone thugs n harmony. But if you dont know Souljah boy and your not complaining about him sueing soulja boy tellem, and dissing him,Then i gie you propz. But when you say just because you never heard of him then he sucks? Its more like the opposite,they play 95% crap on the radio,thats the real reason why you never heard of souljah boy.

  76. caro says – reply to this


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    aww poor baby =[

  77. caro says – reply to this


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    Re: Rap Sucks Ass
    hahah racist bitch.
    i hope your mom gets run over by a car =]

  78. N says – reply to this


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    Fuck that shit soulja boy better fight that. You cant copy right a name even when made to a trademark or franchize of some sort it would have to be copyed to the tee and judging by the (h) and the (a) its not. He should win that case in an hour tops.

  79. N says – reply to this


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    Fuck that shit soulja boy better fight that. You cant copy right a name even when made to a trademark or franchize of some sort it would have to be copyed to the tee and judging by the (h) and the (a) its not. He should win that case in an hour tops.

  80. RD says – reply to this


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    Re: N – Yo the Mo Thugs Souljah boy was around before, this new fuckin cheezy ass rapper shit all this new mutha fucka dose is make cheap lyrics about new dumb ass dances, so at the end of the day he just looks like a fool, i'd rather hear music from the original!

  81. Blackbitch says – reply to this


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    I HATE SOULJA BOY I HOPE HE STOPS SINGING HE IS SOOOOOOO ANNOYINg
    AND his song sucks and he sucks cock and he has no talent!! UGRK GOD I HATE HIM

  82. BoneThugNHarmony says – reply to this


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    Re: FIRE

    Exactly… lol yall saying SouljaH Boy sucks, when i bet 1% or even that never heard of the dude! SouljaH Boy was signed by BONETHUGS-N-HARMONY under their label and group "Mo' Thugs" and he participated on the album "Mo Thugs Family Tree" lol get you facts straight! ;D

  83. If you don't know about Rap STFU says – reply to this


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    This guy has been around for years and he's wayyyyyyyyy mare talented than this Lame kid. I was wonderinf when he was gonna sue for this…..it's about time. Famous people sue for this kind of thing all of the time…NOT A BIG DEAL…….(not for us anyway)

    BTW this is not something that should've become a racial issue……I don't know why people always have to get heated and ignorant of stupid crap. This has nothing to do with any of us.

    Soulja boy is with Mo thugs and you can hear him rap on the Mo thug albums.

  84. If you don't know about Rap STFU says – reply to this


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    This guy has been around for years and he's wayyyyyyyyy more talented than this Lame kid. I was wonderinf when he was gonna sue for this…..it's about time. Famous people sue for this kind of thing all of the time…NOT A BIG DEAL…….(not for us anyway)

    BTW this is not something that should've become a racial issue……I don't know why people always have to get heated and ignorant of stupid crap. This has nothing to do with any of us.

    Soulja boy is with Mo thugs and you can hear him rap on the Mo thug albums.

  85. All for the Real SB! says – reply to this


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    Souljah Boy should sue……he's wayyyy more talented and this little kid sucks….you don't want people to make a mistake and link you to some loser. Souljah boy sounds kind of like Mystikal (he can actually rap)

  86. Melicious says – reply to this


    86

    GOOD! Nothing about this jackass is original.

  87. TELL ALL!!! says – reply to this


    87

    HOW FUCKING STUPID IS THIS…GO FUCK OFF WHO GIVE A SHIT ABOUT A NAME!!!

  88. aimee says – reply to this


    88

    Re: Blackbitch
    why do you say cock you had sex with him

  89. aimee says – reply to this


    89

    Re: Blackbitch
    why do you say cock you had sex with him

  90. SHAWN says – reply to this


    90

    SO WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT COUNTRY ROCK-N-ROLL MATELLIC ETC?…….. B/C EVERYBODY IN EVERY MUSIC CATAGORY REPEATS SONGS OVER AND OVER. JUST LIKE THE LADY WHO ACTUALLY REALLY FUCKED UP BEYONCE'S SONG "TO THE LEFT" WITH THAT COUNTRY FEEL. I JUST THINK B/C RAP IS MAINLY BLK ARTIST, PPL SEEM TO DOWN IT ALOT. MAYBE B/C I'M NOT RACIAL, I CAN SEE IT THAT WAY.

  91. SHAWN says – reply to this


    91

    IT'S LIKE, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE BOY, DON'T LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC. NO ONE CAN SAY THAT IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME FAMOUS OFF OF SOMETHING SO ANNOYING, YOU'D DO IT IN A HEARTBEAT. FOR THE OTHER SOULJAHHHHH BOY, GIVE IT UP BABY. I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING FROM YOU BY YOU OR EVEN WITH YOU ON IT, SO TO TRY AND SAY HE TOOK THAT NAME FROM YOU IS REDICULOUS. I HAVE A CUZ'N NICKNAME SOULJA BOY, ARE YOU SUEING HIM TOO. HA!

  92. SHAWN says – reply to this


    92

    BECAUSE OF PPL LIKE YOU IS WHY THE WORLD IS SOOOOOOOOO FUCKED UP STILL. YOUR MOM AND DAD IS PROBABLY THE SAME WAY. WHY IS IT THAT HE HAS TO BE FROM THE GHETTO, WHY CAN'T HE BE FROM HILLS? THE THING WITH WHITE PPL IS THAT YOU HATE EVERYBODY. YOUR MOMMA, YOUR DADDY, YOUR GRANDPARENTS AND ANYBODY ELSE WHO DON'T THINK OR ACT LIKE YOU. IT'S SAD KID ,BUT I BLAME YOUR PARENTS OR YOUR ACTIONS. YOU KNOW WHAT, B/C OF PPL LIKE YOU, YOU'LL BE THE MAIN PERSON SHOT TOO DEATH B/C OF SOME STUPID ACTION YOU DONE TOOK. YOU MAY THINK PPL DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT REMEMBER THIS IS THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. SHAWN says – reply to this


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    BECAUSE OF PPL LIKE YOU IS WHY THE WORLD IS SOOOOOOOOO FUCKED UP STILL. YOUR MOM AND DAD IS PROBABLY THE SAME WAY. WHY IS IT THAT HE HAS TO BE FROM THE GHETTO, WHY CAN'T HE BE FROM HILLS? THE THING WITH WHITE PPL IS THAT YOU HATE EVERYBODY. YOUR MOMMA, YOUR DADDY, YOUR GRANDPARENTS AND ANYBODY ELSE WHO DON'T THINK OR ACT LIKE YOU. IT'S SAD KID ,BUT I BLAME YOUR PARENTS OR YOUR ACTIONS. YOU KNOW WHAT, B/C OF PPL LIKE YOU, YOU'LL BE THE MAIN PERSON SHOT TOO DEATH B/C OF SOME STUPID ACTION YOU DONE TOOK. YOU MAY THINK PPL DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT REMEMBER THIS IS THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. kv says – reply to this


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    i hope he loses all his money. his "music" sucks

  95. THIS ONES TO SHAWN says – reply to this


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    SHAWN SHUT UP YOU ARE THE EFFIN RACIST. YOU ARE SO HYPOCRITICAL. YOU ARE SAYING WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACIST AND HATE EVERYONE….. WELL ISNT THAT KIND OF RACIST? ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU, THAT WILL RUIN THE WORLD CALLING EVERY LITTLE THING 'RACIST'. PEOPLE [LIKE YOU] WHO THINK EVERYTHING IS RACIST REALLY PISS ME OFF.

  96. sillyass says – reply to this


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    oh! baby look!oh no they didn't! they os osmebull shit rite der! theyneed tot gey ther funking life to gether!shooot cuz thats mezzed up!

  97. sillyass says – reply to this


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    oh! baby look!oh no they didn't! they os osmebull shit rite der! theyneed tot gey ther funking life to gether!shooot cuz thats mezzed up!

  98. ballinj says – reply to this


    98

    Last year it was "Peanut Butter and Jelly" by Cadillac Don, this year Soulja boy with "Superman". He uses an old beat, someone elses name, and a title to a movie. I mean if that was the way to go with no ramifications I should have done the same. Its all up to who uses it next, and them putting a B.I.G. facemask to promote on TV.

  99. sheena says – reply to this


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    first of all, if your not known to the world with that name, then quit! souljah boy (deandre way) is better and well known so i dont know y he (the other dude) is making a big deal! souljah boy(deandre way) is only a kid! so leave it !

  100. sheena says – reply to this


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    first of all, if your not known to the world with that name, then quit! souljah boy (deandre way) is better and well known so i dont know y he (the other dude) is making a big deal! souljah boy(deandre way) is only a kid! so leave it !

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