Chalking it up to frustration, hip-hop artist Soulja Boy lent his deepest apologies to the US troops after publicly belittling the importance of the military.
Over the weekend, Soulja Boy released a track entitled “Let’s Be Real”. In the song that Soulja Boy said came out wrong, the young artist rapped “F*ck the FBI and f*ck all the army troops. Fighting for what? ….B!*ch be your own man. I be flying through the clouds with green like I’m Peter Pan”.
Yet on Tuesday, he issued an official apology on Global Grind, admitting that he shouldn’t have said what he did.
“When I expressed my frustration with the US Army, not only did my words come out wrong, I was wrong to even speak them," Soulja stated. "So I write this to give my sincerest apology to all members of the United States military services, as well as their families that were offended by my most recent lyrics."
The rapper went on to try to better express his feelings minus the expletives and disrespect.
As a young man who grew up [in] the post-9/11 era, I have watched our country fight two wars that seem like they are never going to end," Soulja explained. " I have seen thousands and thousand of our brave men and women get killed in battle and often times, I think, ‘For what?’"
He continued, "A lot of people in this country are struggling to make ends meet and I think a lot about what if we had never gone to war. ….I am just frustrated that we haven’t been able to bring you all home quick enough and my frustration got the best of me. I am deeply sorry.”
Lt.C Thomas Shrader from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, told TMZ that Soulja’s album Respect My Hustle will not be found in any of its 3,100 facilities. The lieutenant colonel said that the lyrics in Soulja Boy’s song were “unacceptable and not the kind of thing we would want to market.” According to TMZ, if the song gets cut from the album the Army and Air Force Exchange will reevaluate the ban.