Soulja Boy Tell’em didn’t get any kisses from the student body at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Soulja Boy performed at the school on April 3, and was met by protest because some of the students feel his lyrics are offensive, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
They really had a problem with one his songs called “Pimp Slap Dat Hoe.” They take issue with the lyrics, “Pimp slap dat hoe, man/Show her what you know, man/Give her what she need, man/Right side her face, man.”
“To bring in an artist that degrades half the student body as sex objects and the other half as sexual assault perpetrators; that form of degradation is not acceptable,” said UMD student Arielle Schnur. “His lyrics are not conducive to an atmosphere of enlightenment and education.”
UMD event organizers didn’t see anything wrong with bringing Soulja Boy to campus. They jumped at the opportunity to have him perform because he was well within their booking budget for such a popular artist.
However, disgruntled students held a protest before Soulja Boy went on stage, and then they held a concert of their own during his set Friday night.
Soulja Boy was really shocked that some people didn’t want him at UMD. “WTF! I’m in Minnesota; It’s a group of maf**kaz prtoesting my show. This sh*t on all the news,” Soulja Boy exclaimed on his Twitter.
Despite the disapproval of some of the students, the rapper still performed to a sold-out crowd.
— Sonya Eskridge