Soulja Boy Axes Controversial Song "Let's Be Real" From Album
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:31:20
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Soulja Boy has caved to the pressure and is scrapping the controversial, anti-military song "Let's Be Real" from his upcoming album Respect My Hustle. The song makes derogatory comments about the troops. It was wise for him to remove the song, since it's not a good idea to dis the troops who serve our country.
The song featured the lyrics: "Fuck the FBI and the army troops… fighting for what? Be your own man…" Those words caused quite a stir, including a petition calling for a boycott of the album. Additionally, bosses at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), which oversees merchandise sold on military bases, vowed not to stock the disc if the controversial track makes the final cut. That would obviously cut into the disc's profitability.
The rapper issued an apology on Tuesday and his reps are trying to get the video of him singing the song and the lyrics yanked from the web.
His spokesperson, Debby Coda, told TMZ.com the track has not been approved for the album and will never be available for purchase. She also said that Soulja Boy is willing to perform free shows for the military to apologize.
At least Soulja Boy is making a concerted effort to apologize for his verbal misstep and faux pas.
Should the military forgive Soulja Boy and accept his offer to perform for free at bases? We think they should.