Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Soulja Boy opens up about his pals Chris Brown and Rihanna
Former Chris Brown tour-mate Soulja Boy weighed in on the alleged Rihanna incident on the red carpet at last Saturday's 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Here's what he told EW: "[Chris] needs to be focused on fixing himself right now and fixing the relationship. I don't know what went wrong or what happened exactly, but I couldn't be more shocked. Both of them are my friends and I wish both of them the best of luck. They were really good together and it is sad that it happened. It came out of nowhere. I would have never seen that coming. It is not like him at all. Not his nature. I hope they both get through it in a positive light. It is going to be tough because they are going through it all publicly. Remember that only God can judge though. None of us know exactly what went down that weekend. Only they know the whole truth and it will be up to them to decide if they can get straight with it and whether they will want to continue as a couple. I can just be there if either of them need me." In addition to boasting about his sparkly $100,000 necklace and professing a desire to collaborate with Kanye West, the loquacious rapper also revealed the inspiration behind his new hit single, "Kiss Me Thru the Phone," which is riding high at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. "It is based on my personal experience," he says. "When I was recording, I had a girl I wanted to see real bad but I couldn't, so I told someone else how I have to be all right with kissing her through the phone for a few months and that was how it all came about." Next up for the young MC? A summer tour. "I'm the headliner and I am going to put my swagga into it. Move over, Chris Brown."