From Drake to Ice-T, A Guide to All of Soulja Boy's Biggest Beefs
Barely two weeks into 2019, Soulja Boy has already gone on a rampage, burning through radio stations and interviews with his fiery opinions regarding his placement in hip-hop.
After admonishing fans last week for electing Tyga as comeback artist of 2018 over him, Big Soulja continued lambasting those opposing his views, in hopes of proving his stature. On Wednesday (Jan. 16), Soulja visited The Breakfast Club, where he mercilessly dragged Drake, Kanye West, and Tyga during his 54-minute interview. Despite his fistful of smashes, including his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "Crank That," he's become better known in recent years for his inability to stay out of rap beefs than for his continued hitmaking prowess.
Billboard complied a list of rappers Soulja Boy has had beef with or dissed over the last few years. Check it out below.
Though the 6 God handed King Draco a blistering verse in 2013 for his "We Made It" remix, all seems forgotten in the world of Soulja Boy in 2019. On Wednesday, Soulja dialed in a series of haymakers aimed at Drizzy during his time on The Breakfast Club. Already vexed by the lack of recognition he's yet to receive in the new year, Soulja battered Drake with fury and vitriol, claiming he taught the 6 God the ins and outs of rap.
“Stop playing like I ain’t teach Drake everything he knows," offered a perturbed Soulja after Charlamagne declared Drake the biggest rapper in the world. Soulja then accused Drake of stealing his flow from his 2007 track "What's Hannenin'"in order to later craft his Thank Me Later single "Miss Me." “Tell me what’s really goin’ on / Drizzy back up in this thing, I’m ready, what’s hannenin’?," raps Drake on the 2010 record. Though Soulja had zero shame for head-butting Drake during his interview, we doubt that'll warrant a response from Drizzy.
Soulja Boy (Big Draco) goes off on The Breakfast Club, says he taught Drake everything he knows. pic.twitter.com/AWQEaOwqkg— HypeHub Music (@HypeHubMusic) January 16, 2019
After skating his way back onto the charts with his inescapable "Taste," Tyga quickly remedied his career with a strong outing in 2018. Though many fans were happy to see Tyga rebound after several down years, Soulja wasn't as thrilled.
Last December, Soulja Boy went on Instagram Live and went on a vicious diatribe, blasting fans who claimed that Tyga had the biggest comeback of 2018. “N---as up in here talking about Tyga. Tyga? Tyga?! Huh?" yelled Soulja. "Tyga had the biggest... Man, get the fuck out of here!” Soulja's epic rant quickly caught steam and went viral, causing a slew of celebrities to create the Soulja Boy Challenge. Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd and Tory Lanez each took part and showcased their best rendition.
When he visited The Breakfast Club, Soulja was again on the attack and pounced on Tyga when the opportunity arose. "Tyga?! The n---a who let Travis Scott steal his bitch?"
Clearly, Soulja Boy wasn't letting anyone off the hook during his time on The Breakfast Club as he unabashedly took shots at not only Drake and Tyga, but also Kanye West. While West has made bold comparisons in the past regarding his genius -- he once dubbed himself the new-age Walt Disney -- Soulja Boy chose to decimate his ego by letting off a couple of volleys during his interview.
“Why you ain’t come out with shit then?” he questioned. “I came out with a whole video game console, bruh. I’m the first rapper to do that in history, bruh. You ain’t Walt Disney. You ain’t none of that, bruh.” Big Soulja continued to spew venom towards West because of his alligeance to President Trump saying: “You up here supporting Trump and shit, bruh. You supporting Trump, bruh? What the fuck wrong with you?”
Instagram proved to be the culprit in sparking the beef between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown in 2017. It all began when Soulja Boy launched a viral attack against Brown after he claimed that the R&B crooner threatened him for liking a picture on Instagram of his ex-girlfriend Karruche Tran. The rapper callously dismissed Brown by citing his 2009 assault against his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
The feud evolved from a social media spat to a potential highly-publicized boxing match. Though the fight never materialzed, in his interview with The Breakfast Club, Soulja said he and Brown spoke after their verbal skrmish and placed their long winded beef aside.
Known for his perpetually reckless taunts, 50 relished Soulja's beef with Chris Brown, so much so that he chose to be an ally to the R&B singer during their tulmultous battle. At the time, 50 was working on establishing a match between the two acts, and at one point, claimed that Soujla was robbed in L.A. "Soulja Boy just got Robbed in LA, don't worry ya big homie Floyd can buy you another chain. But you bet not call POLICE little man. #thefightstillon LMAO," he wrote in a since-deleted post. Soulja dished a diss track to both Brown and 50 in response, the two-minute "Hit Em With the Draco."
Model and aspiring artist India Love was at the root of the beef between Lil Yachty and Soulja Boy in 2016. The feud began when Soulja posted photos of himself and Love together on IG. Afterwards, he posted a screenshot of Lil Yachty asking him to pull the photos down. Instead, Soulja continued to post more, amplifying the rift between him and Yachty. “It was not a fight. It was a cry for attention," Yachty told 97.9 The Box after the feud simmered down. "I did not respond. I was not a part of that.”
He added: “Nobody even took that serious. I didn’t take that serious… He took it serious, but nobody else took that serious. That was not a real rap beef."
Shia LaBeouf (and Quavo)
In 2016, Shia LaBeouf delivered a slew of spirited freestyles, most notably one aimed at Lil Yachty and Soulja Boy. The latter didn't appreciate the fistful of jabs, and roared back with a searing video message in response. “You a bitch ass n---a, you can't never come to Atlanta," he said in a since-deleted Instagram video. "You can't never come to the streets in the hood. You can never live my life, n---a. You need to stick to acting, real shit n---a.”
After LaBeouf clapped back, Soulja delivered a diss record titled "Beef," where he not only dissed the Transformers actor, but also Quavo of the Migos. "Quavo hit my phone, say he want beef/ Must not know I’ll knock out his teeth/ I grew up in the Northside, shoot with the 2-2-3/ Migos ain’t sh-t to me.” On The Breakfast Club, Soulja said he no longer had beef with the group, and that he spoke with Takeoff earlier this week on Instagram.
"This n---a Ice-T old as fuck," exclaimed an incredulous 17-year-old Soulja Boy during his feud with Ice-T. After churning out his dance-craze smash "Crank That" in 2007, Soulja Boy became enemy No. 1 among the old guard in the hip-hop community. Many hip-hop vets spurned the bubbly rapper because of his jocular swag and playful lyrics, mainly Ice-T.
"Soulja Boy, I know you're young enough to be my kid but you single-handedly killed hip-hop, man," he said on the Black Ice Urban Legends mixtape in 2008. "That shit is such garbage. We came all the way from [iconic rapper] Rakim, we came all the way from Das EFX, we came all the way from motherfuckers flowing like Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube, and you come with that Superman shit?"
The clip made rounds around the Internet, largely due to Ice-T's infamous soundbite: "Fuck Soulja Boy, eat a dick." In response, Soulja Boy made a video of his own denoucing T and his legacy by calling him the "forefather of my nuts."
In an interview with Drink Champs in 2017, Ice-T reflected on his beef with Soulja Boy, and said he too was over the situation. "God bless Soulja Boy. Now you see this guy and look where his life is. You don’t really gotta do nothing to nobody," he said. "They gonna end up where they’re supposed to be because of their actions. So God bless him, good luck."