(Do NOT) Crank That Soulja Boy

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, were not trying to have Soulja Boy and his degrading lyrics serenade their campus, so they did what college students do best; protested:

Students protested outside a SOULJA BOY concert at a Minnesota university on Friday (3Apr09), angry that an artist who raps ‘degrading’ lyrics was booked to perform.

The Crank That (Soulja Boy) hitmaker was paid more than $25,000 (GBP17,000) to perform a sell out show at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).

When he arrived at the venue, the rapper was stunned to be met by a peaceful protest, organized by student Arielle Schnur. Soulja Boy wrote on his Twitter.com blog ahead of the gig, “WTF (what the f**k) I’m in minesota (sic) its a group of maf**kaz prtoesting (sic) my show. This s**t on all the news.”

But Schnur, who rallied a group of bands to perform at her campus protest, was determined to send a message to the university’s entertainment committee – which booked Soulja Boy.

She told the Duluth News Tribune, “This isn’t OK for this to happen. To bring in an artist that degrades half the student body as sex objects and the other half as sexual assault perpetrators; that form of degradation is not acceptable.

“The issue with the Soulja Boy concert is that it’s happening at UMD and UMD is an institution of higher learning. His lyrics are not conducive to an atmosphere of enlightenment and education.”

F*ck degrading lyrics. We hear you, college students.

Soulja Boy pics below.

via WENN Newsdesk

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Comments

  • GoodKarma4Me

    bummp……..

  • Awesome-0-3000

    In all honesty, I just thought he rapped about stupid dances and high school stuff. I’m in my 20s so im too old to be listening to Soulja Boy, but he really be talking bout getting on chicks? Go figure.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (Gambit in 25 Days!)

    Wow! That’s fantastic (students banding together for a cause)…

    I personally find Turn My Swagg On to be hilarious…but I agree with the students…

  • TheGoodGood

    haters have a point.. but they’re still hating.

  • barb

    and anyway, i bet every last one of them haters that was hotesting knows how to crank that soulja boy!!

  • ThAtLaDy22

    LOL @ Evrgreen

  • SP. E-Z!!!

    WOW! THEY WAS SERIOUS HUH?

  • what?

    I have a restored faith in American college students.

    Im sending my kid to U Minnesota!

  • Ha Ha Ha

    Laughing so hard! What a jackoff! Looks like a clown in the circus! White kids copy this nerd shit?

  • HOLLYWOOD BS

    Amen!

    as a college student in MinneSNOW-ta, I say Amen. It’s about damn time we took a stand against these good for nothing rappers. It’s about damn time.

  • lani3000

    HA- ters

  • Stephanie

    racism complex being? really??? Why would some heavy metal group (look up King Diamond) be boycotted if no one has even heard of them? Soulja Boy’s music is being protested because everyone and they mama has heard it. It’s so popular, it’s even reached Tucson, AZ. And no, I am not a fan. Please think before you play the race card.

  • 11:11

    would Soldier Boy still wear that grin if I kicked in the nuts with my fave doc martens?

  • 11:11

    listening to his music kills brain cells~

  • COMPLEX BEING

    @ STEPHANIE
    WHY BRING AN ARTIST WHEN TO BE BOYCOTTED? THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE A DECISION WAY BEFORE BOOKING THE KID..{THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY}….LIKE SAID BEFORE, I DONT LISTIN TO HIM, NOT MY CUP OF TEA.. THEY SHOULD HAVE VOTED WHO THEY WANTED TO PERFORM AT THEIR SCHOOL BEFORE BOOKING THE KID! F.Y.I. HES A KID! SINGING ABOUT KISSING THROUGH THE PHONE..AND WERE OFFENDED?! MY BOY GOT PAID…LOL…

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