Over the past year, Soulja Boy has been building publicity, by claiming he was the first rapper to do so many things. Recently, he also said that he likes NBA Youngboy as an artist, but hates how his fans act.
Soulja also appeared on Akademiks’ “Off The Record” podcast, and revealed that he had the opportunity to sign NBA Youngboy, way back in 2016. Soulja was communicating with the Louisiana rapper, via Instagram DM. At the time; Youngboy wanted to sign to Soulja’s SODMG record label.
After the second DM that Youngboy replied to, Soulja forgot to respond back. A month later, Youngboy ended up getting signed to Atlantic Records.
“Youngboy, this n***a DM’d me [in] 2016, ‘I’m from Baton Rouge, I’m 16. I’m trying to make it…’ And I DM’d the n***a back. I’m like, ‘Wassup?’ And he hit me back like ‘Wassup?’ But I didn’t see the wassup until a month. He was signed. I could’ve signed NBA Youngboy but n***as don’t knowin’ sh*t like that.”
Missing out on signing Youngboy was definitely rough. In the end though, Soulja has still had an epic music career. Check out this full Off The Record episode here.