In what started out as an unconfirmed rumor, we can now officially report that young rapper Soulja Boy was actually robbed at gunpoint outside of his Georgia home last week following the release party for his sophomore album, iSouljaBoyTellem. Rumors began to circulate across the internet that the 18-year-old rapper, who recently released a video stating that he believes Nas killed hip-hop, and members of his entourage were assaulted and robbed at gunpoint last Tuesday night (Dec. 30th) after six unnamed men invaded his home.
The next day, a video was leaked to the internet featuring two masked men who claimed responsibility for the attack. In the video, the two guys bragged about how they followed Soulja Boy from his album release party, which was held on December 30, 2008. They also cleared up some misconceptions about the robbery, stating that instead of six people being armed with pistols and AK-47s, the crime was completed between the two of them, using only one lone weapon.
But of course, the fans and the media blew the video off, marking it as a rumor. However, a rep from Soulja Boy’s camp confirmed the incident to AllHipHop.com, stating that it actually did take place, but provided no further details. The only information they provided to the popular hip-hop news site was that the crime was “a serious situation.”