Soulja Boy's wiki by Tom Kershaw

Soulja Boy was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.

He hasn’t said a word about his religious views or affiliations. He did freestyle rap a song called “Nu Religion,” but it’s nothing more than a long description of his experiences (made up experiences, presumably) shooting people.[1]

Having grown up in the South, we can assume he was surrounded by Christianity. And the city of Atlanta has more Protestants than anything else.[2] So, protestant Christian, then?

Anti-military Soulja

Soulja is an Obama supporter and he turned 18 in 2008 just before the elections. But his reasoning wasn’t only race-related. Citing Obama’s promise to end the Iraq War, he said:

I’m pretty much going for Obama. [He’s] got my vote. I’m starting to sweat it. The war is crazy right now. My auntie’s over there, so we’d love to see them come back real soon.[3]

We can assume he continued his support of the president into 2012 because in 2011, he released a song called “I Am Obama.” The track is full of praise of the president.[4]

But continuing his anti-war concerns, Soulja Boy angered some in the establishment with the lyrics:

Fuck the FBI and the army troops … fighting for what? Be your own man … I’ll be flying through the clouds with green like I’m Peter Pan.[5]

After a swift backlash, Soulja released an eloquent aplology, the entirety of which can be found here. It’s worth reading. The best part might be:

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. I have seen thousands and thousands of our brave men and women get killed in battle and often times, I think for what? 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.[6]

  1. Soulja Boy – Nu Religion freestyle ↩︎

  2. Atlanta ↩︎

  3. Soulja Boy Tell’em Says He’ll Be Casting His First Vote For Obama, Talks Bow Wow Mixtape ↩︎

  4. Soulja Boy – I am Obama! New 2011. ↩︎

  5. Soulja Boy Apologizes After Memebers of Armed Forces Slam His Anti-Military Song ↩︎

  6. Soulja Boy Apologizes After Memebers of Armed Forces Slam His Anti-Military Song ↩︎