Did he do it, or not?
I think that’s a fair question to ask today, as a viral video of rapper Soulja Boy’s supposed newest song rockets around the Internet.
As many blogs have noted, a video of the song “Let’s Be Real” appeared online earlier this week. We can debate the musical merit until we’re blue in the face. It’s the lyrics that have many service members and military supporters up in arms:
F— the FBI and the Army troops
Fighting for what?
B—-, be your own man
I’ll be flying through the clouds
With green like I’m Peter Pan
Based on the video I linked to above, that sure appears to be Soulja Boy. However, the rapper has yet to mention it on any of his social networking sites, something he uses religiously. That means he’s either feeling the heat now that his lyrics are under fire, or he’s the victim (very small chance, here) of some kind of terrible Internet hoax.
If it is Soulja Boy, the irony here would be massive. He became popular in large part because of YouTube and other Internet sites — the exact way that his apparent disdain for military service came to light.
I think it’s safe to say Marines won’t be dancing to “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball again this year.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NzaIU9c9Gs[/youtube]