Soulja Boy Slams Elon Musk & Vows To Make His Own App

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The "Crank That" artist is just one of the many celebrities calling out Twitter's new owner.

Soulja Boy says that he's done with Twitter and intends to make his own social media app to use going forward. In particular, Soulja is upset with Musk's handling of the site.

"Bro leave twitter alone @elonmusk wtf are you doing," Soulja wrote on Twitter, Friday.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Soulja Boy attends Spotify "Best New Artist 2019" event at Hammer Museum on February 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify)

He added: "Wow… I can’t believe this. Fuck it I’m going to create my own app."

After that, Soulja added that fans will be able to find him on Instagram for the time being.

"Bye twitter," he continued, "catch me on instagram until my app launches."

Although he purchased Twitter for $44 billion just last month, Elon Musk already has reportedly told employees that “bankruptcy isn’t out of the question," according to multiple reports.

"We just definitely need to bring in more cash than we spend," Musk said, as noted by The Verge. "If we don’t do that and there’s a massive negative cash flow, then bankruptcy is not out of the question. That is a priority. We can’t scale to 1 billion users and take massive losses along the way. That’s not feasible. I don’t think we will."

The new owner correspondingly decided to implement a new $8 fee for Twitter Blue, giving all users the ability to become verified on the site. In recent days the platform has been undergoing constant changes to the way the new system works in full view of the users. Overall, the move has been casuing confusion with many parody accounts becoming verified.

Soulja Boy isn't the only rapper to criticize Musk's handling of the site. Likewise, Doja Cat has also gone back and forth with the billionaire on the app, being upset with her inability to change her username.

Check out Soulja's recent tweets below.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.