"Fuck the FBI/and fuck all the Army Troops/Bitch, be your own man/I'll be flying through the clouds/with green, like I'm Peter Pan"
In his new song, "Let's be Real", 21 year old rapper, Soulja Boy slams United States Army troops and the FBI. In this rap he tells those who are enlisted in the military to "be their own man". When I heard about this, part of me wanted to rally my fiancé's platoon, make a visit to his home and let them beat the teeth out of his mouth. Soulja Boy should stop worrying about someone being their own man and take a moment to teach himself how to be a man.
In all honesty, I somewhat understood him slamming the FBI. What rapper is friends with law enforcement. It was still completely unnecessary, but slamming your military, that's just absurd and downright disrespectful. These are the people that put their lives on the line and sometimes die just to ensure your safety and freedom. If anything, they protect Soulja Boy's right to rap. Where would he be without freedom of speech?
My soon-to-be husband is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. About six months ago, he was deployed(he's back now). That's not an easy thing to do. Being so far away from home, your loved ones and in the way of sometimes extreme danger is enough of a load to bare without having to come home to ignorant rappers talking down about what you're doing for him and his country.
Though Soulja Boy did apologize, stating that as an artist, his words sometimes get the best of him. And his frustrations with the military came out wrong in his rap. I honestly believe that this is a crock of shit and a piss poor job at making a genuine apology. Soulja Boy, if you want to genuinely say you're sorry and show how much you should appreciate your troops, enlist and learn what it's like to be a soldier or a Marine. Maybe then you'll truly appreciate what my fiancé and men like him do to protect your rights, your safety and your freedom.