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Death threats for rapper over song attacking US military on eve of 9/11 anniversary

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soulja-boyRAPPER Soulja Boy is facing death threats over controversial anti-military lyrics in new song 'Let's Be Real'.

 

A fierce row broke out between the 21-year-old and a US Marines rep after the track was released close to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Soulja Boy – real name DeAndre Cortez Way – posted the video on YouTube complete with the lyrics "F**k the FBI and the army troops ... fighting for what? Be your own man ...
... I'll be flying through the clouds with green like I'm Peter Pan."

The song immediately sparked a backlash from both military and non-military.

Retired US Marine Fred A. Flores, who is now a commissioner for the L.A. County Veteran’s Advisory Commission, said: “It's a very offensive statement ... especially with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up.”

Flores, who has two children currently serving in the military, called 'ungrateful' and added: “He should apologize to ALL armed forces.”

Soulja Boy's YouTube page was littered with furious comments which included death threats.

JohnsonBoy624 said: “Word on the street...Army Troops have price tag on Soulja head for this song. R.I.P SouljaBoy

And @tigerclaw116 added: “How dare u tell a soldier to go n die ur all big n bad on youtube comeon down to ft bliss n say that.”

Soulja Boy's rep refused to comment.

The rapper and producer shot to fame in September 2007 when his single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

He has released three studio albums and one independent album: his debut studio album Souljaboytellem.com (2007) was certified platinum by the RIAA.

However Wikipedia says that 'despite his commercial success, his music has been the subject of ridicule from his peers and critics.'

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