The Struggle Files: Soulja Boy Resorts To Selling Tweets To Make Ends Meet [PHOTO]
Word has it that the Atlanta rapper who boasts over 5 million Twitter followers will give shout outs, retweets, and verses so long as the price is right. For $1.99 he'll follow you, but for the big spenders looking to buy a beat that'll cost a cool $10,000.
Less than six years ago, “Crank That” was the talk of the ‘Net, and his debut album sold nearly a million copies. By 2007, he made it to No. 18, on Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, bringing in $7 million.
In the years since, musically he's faltered. His last album, The Deandre Way sold an embarrassing 13,360 copies in its first week, which he blamed on his label. “Honestly, I shut down for a week [after my album dropped],” he told Complex magazine after the album's release. “I wasn't talking to nobody, I wasn't talking to management, and I wasn't talking to the label. I wasn't picking up nobody's calls. I went like that for a week. I was in a state of confusion. I needed answers…the label only shipped like 18,000 copies [of the album]. So I wasn't able to do gold first week or even 100k, none of that. They only put like 8,000 units in Best Buy. It was crazy.”
But even still, has it really gotten that bad that homie has to sell tweets? Can't he get a reality show….Shawty Low did it.
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