Soulja Boy did not buy himself a $55 million plane for his 21st birthday.
It appears widely circulated media reports indicating the young rapper had taken to the friendly skies were something of a publicity stunt.
The source of the prank seems to be: Soulja Boy.
TMZ has the latest. Their report notes that the rapper went on the radio and told the interviewer he was in a “G5″ state of mind – and did not contradict the story about his swank new ride.
TMZ doesn’t sound too happy about being punked, either.
“When our reporter spoke with Soulja earlier this week — and asked him directly, he responded, “Hell yeah … I bought it.”
Say what you will about this gossip site but they’re usually accurate. They were the first to report Michael Jackson’s death, remember.
Soulja probably hadn’t fooled too many people with his $55 million fable, though. Gawker posted a story headlined, “Who gave Soulja Boy $55 million?” and of course many Buzz blog responses nailed this is a silly publicity stunt.
As you were.