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

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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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