Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Did You Believe Soulja Boy Bought a $55 Million Jet?

So what if Soulja Boy hasn't scored a top 50 album since 2008? In the world according to TMZ, that wasn't going to stop the rapper from shelling out $55 million on a birthday jet for himself. Or was it? Turns out the high flying story was just that: a story -- and yet we wonder, how many of you fell for the audacious claim?

Speaking of comebacks, does anyone remember Soulja Boy? Or should we say Soulja Boy Tell 'Em? Whatever the name, you might recall his single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," which skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2007. The song made the rapper $7 million according to Forbes, and gave legions of high school girls an excuse to pretend they could dance on YouTube.

But just as we thought Soulja Boy may never make headlines again, news broke of his outrageously expensive birthday purchase. Mere days later, we learned the whole story was one big yarn -- or at least a damn good publicity stunt.

Still, the question remains: Did any of our reader's buy the story?

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