Soulja Boy Is 'Focusing Back on the Music' After Gun Charges Were Dropped

Soulja Boy
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Soulja Boy

After a rough month consisting of beef and legal issues, Soulja Boy has caught a break. Gun charges against the rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, were dropped after the 26-year-old was arrested for violating his probation last Thursday (Dec. 15).

“I am looking forward to focusing back on the music and new business for 2017,” he said in a statement to XXL. Soulja Boy's rep did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment.

Last week, Soulja Boy was arrested after cops found a gun in his Hollywood Hills home stemming from a Crime Stoppers tip called into the police department about him threatening other rappers online with guns. He was later released on a $35,000 bail.

In 2014, the rapper was given two years of probation for carrying a loaded firearm.

Earlier this month, Soulja Boy found himself in the middle of a number of beefs. Not only did he clash with Hollywood actor Shia LeBeouf, but he also dissed Lil Yachty and Migos' Quavo.

According to Twitter, ?the "Crank Dat" rapper is working on his new album. "In the studio finishing my new album. #BigSoulja Dec.25," he shared.

Billboard reached out to Soulja Boy's rep for comment.


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