Soulja Boy Pats Himself On The Back For Being The First Rapper To Spell Words Out With Money
Soulja Boy does it again, and with receipts.
January 24, 2022 at 6:38 pm
As NBA YoungBoy, Lil Durk, Yung Miami and other celebrities make their mark on social media with the money challenge, Soulja Boy has joined in on the conversation, touting that he was the first rapper to ever do it.
I was the first rapper spelling with money LOL pic.twitter.com/wTnt8jP02X
— Soulja Boy (Big Draco) (@souljaboy) January 24, 2022
The new resurgence of the trend started with NBA YoungBoy, who's been promoting his new mixtape Colors on social media, according to Complex. The "Bandit" rapper added smoke to a fiery feud brewing between him and Lil Durk by posing for pictures with a large amount of money spelling out “you n***as gone die” and “stay safe.”
The social media beef prompted various comedic responses from other celebrities, who chimed in with their own jokes on other situations. Nick Cannon, using a roll of toilet paper, warned of the IRS watching accounts as tax season comes around. Yung Miami of the City Girls also made jokes about her being one of a kind.
50 Cent and Soulja Boy lay claims to influencing rappers to do the “money challenge” years ago.
— Complex (@Complex) January 24, 2022
50 Cent also shared his own addition to the trend using a throwback photo, proving that he was ahead of the curve. “When i look back at some of the shit that i did, I be bugging out,” 50 wrote next to an old photo of himself stacking $100 bills to spell out the words “BROKE.” “I see all these new versions i like all of them.”
This isn't the first claim of this kind from the rapper.
Soulja Boy has asserted throughout the years that he was the first rapper to pave the way for many. Along with the 2019 assertion that he was the rapper to inspire Drake's flow, he's also taken credit as the first rapper to come out with a gaming console and his own brand of lean, as well as the first artist to get paid from music video streams on YouTube.
He even said he was the first rapper to make a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 at 16 years old.