Is Soulja Boy Lying About Owning a Rolls-Royce and BMW i8?
Throughout the last decade, only a handful of songs have truly gone viral. Songs that everyone in the world knows the lyrics to and the song stays on the radio for months and months seemingly never-ending. We’re thinking of songs like, Gangnam Style, The Harlem Shake, and Call Me Maybe. These songs rise meteorically through the charts, instantly propelling the singer to fame. Yet, if there was one song that seemed to stick in the publics consciousness for quite some time, it was Crank That by Soulja Boy. In 2007, rapper Soulja Boy released Crank That and it immediately became not only the hit of the year, but also the new dance craze that everyone needed to know. It surpassed all expectations, and Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Way, became hugely wealthy. RELATED: See more pictures of the futuristic BMW i8 here
However, with only a few other singles garnering success, Way isn’t as flush with cash as say Jay-Z or Dr. Dre. That said, according to Forbes, Way is currently worth $25 million, but rumors have begun to swirl that some of his more extravagant purchases might not be on the up-and-up.
Recently, Way posted a few pictures to Instagram showing off a new BMW i8 and a Rolls-Royce Ghost he supposedly bought himself for his 25th birthday. But not everyone is convinced the rapper actually bought these cars. A few years ago, an Instagram account called out the rapper for saying he had a fake Audemars Piguet watch, and that the money he used to “make it rain” wasn’t real. This doesn’t sound like much to go on, but Way has been known to rent luxury cars in the past and call them his own.
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As you can see in the pictures taken from Way’s account, both the new Ghost and the BMW i8 have Roadstarr license plates on them, and after a quick internet search, it seems that Roadstarr is actually an aftermarket customization house, much along the lines of West Coast Customs. The company also has available long-term leases of its cars. However, nowhere on the company’s website does it state that it actually sells cars to the public, which gives a bit more credence to the rumor that these cars aren’t actually Way’s.
While we’re not sure why Way would lie about his car situation (especially if the Forbes figure is true), it appears that these cars that he’s claiming to be his own actually aren’t.
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