Soulja Boy is already annoyed by the big changes Elon Musk is implementing on Twitter.
On Saturday (November 11), the “Pretty Boy Swag” rapper didn’t hold back on his criticism of the Tesla executive’s $44 billion takeover of the social media app in a series of tweets he shared expressing his frustrations with his five million followers.
In addition to tweeting directly at Elon Musk, Soulja Boy started his rant by trashing the new Twitter Blue payment verification subscription option that was recently introduced by Musk himself.
“Now you can just pay to be verified? Twitter is broken,” Soulja Boy said in the first tweet before following up, “Bro leave twitter alone @elonmusk wtf are you doing.” He continued, effectively threatening to both quit the app altogether, as well as develop and launch his own social media application in the process.
“Wow… I can’t believe this. Fuck it, I’m gonna make my own app,” Soulja Boy said. “Hey twitter [Peace sign finger emoji] catch me on Instagram until my app launches.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) 13 November 2022
While Soulja Boy’s Twitter boycott doesn’t seem to have taken effect yet, it’s already kind of hard to imagine the app without him, considering he’s been at the center of countless viral moments shown across millions of timelines. In 2019, Twitter users rallied behind Soulja Boy with support following his viral interview with The Breakfast Club when he claimed Grammy-winning rapper Drake copied his “whole fucking flow”.
Earlier this year in February, Big Soulja also reminded Lil B, a former member of 2000s rap group The Pack, that he was indeed the first rapper on Twitter after Lil B praised Wiz Khalifa to be an early influencer on the app.
While it may be a shot in the dark, Soulja Boy might want to consider reaching out to Doja Cat for help with his issues on the app as The planet her vocalist recently asked for help from Elon Musk after making a mistake while trying to change her Twitter username.
“why can’t I change my name here,” Doja wrote in part. “how do i change it too fuck you elon i don’t want to be xmas forever @elonmusk please help i made a mistake.
replied Elon Musk, surprisingly eager to help and amused by Doja Cat’s misfortune. “Working on it! Pretty fun though.” He later responded to Doja Cat’s “#boob” tweet, writing: “You should be able to change your name now.”
Doja Cat thanked Musk before changing her Twitter name to “fart”.
If that’s not a viable option, Soulja Boy might want to consider reaching out to other connections he has in the hip-hop world, as several music moguls have also become part of the ownership of Twitter as a result of Elon Musk’s multi-billion dollar takeover. According to TMZ, Diddy has been revealed as one of the silent investors in buying Twitter after investing north of $10 million in the social media platform amid Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to buy the platform.