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Soulja Boy

DROPS $55 MILLION

ON PRIVATE JET

7/29/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy doesn't know the meaning of the word recession -- because TMZ has learned, the 21-year-old rapper is dropping $55 MILLION on a new private jet.

A member of Soulja's management team tells us ... the kid bought himself a G5 jet as a birthday present to himself this week.

The jet cost $35 mil ... but that's just the beginning. We're told the birthday boy is dropping an additional $20 million to pimp out his ride with all sorts of cool stuff ... like 12 custom Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, 4 liquor bars, a special travertine tiled floor, and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.

We're told S.B. is also gutting the in-flight lavatory -- and replacing it with a giant, LUXURIOUS bathroom. Oh, he's also giving the jet a custom paint job ... to include his logo.

And if that's not enough for someone's 21st -- we're told Soulja's also spending $300,000 to throw himself a blowout birthday party at a Miami nightclub tonight ... and Dwight Howard, Bow Wow, and Sean Kingston are all expected to attend.

Kids these days.

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USArmy USArmy

He has every right to throw his money away but when he goes broke please don't bore us with tear jerking stories.

Mike Mike

Soulja Boy probably put 5% down, with no intention on making any more payments. The plane will be repossesed within 6 months.

fstblk fstblk

It's his money he can do as he pleases.If he looses it he has no one to blame but his self.



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USArmy USArmy

He has every right to throw his money away but when he goes broke please don't bore us with tear jerking stories.

Mike Mike

Soulja Boy probably put 5% down, with no intention on making any more payments. The plane will be repossesed within 6 months.

fstblk fstblk

It's his money he can do as he pleases.If he looses it he has no one to blame but his self.

Jimmdog Jimmdog

Talk about throwing your money away. Soulja Boy, meet MC Hammer..

jimbo jimbo

These guys never learn. He'll be bankrupt soon enough. I wonder if he has any idea of how quickly he is burning through his money? Now cue the brain dead supports that will say "it's his money he can do whatever he wants with it." Like that's even the point.

lmg lmg

He is going to go from yelling "da plane! da plane" to "da bus...da bus" if he is not careful.



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Lewy    

Moron.

1099 days ago
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greg    

how would you know hot bitch your name says it all prolly your education level too. im not defending this dude because he cant rap for ****. but the charity and give money to africa stuff is bull**** because we all know why africa is the way it is

1099 days ago
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Sherms    

What a waste. I didn't realize he was so popular. I guess that's what happens when you get older and out of touch.

1099 days ago
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tony gee    

BTW, whoever bought him the plane took away his blings so if he cannot pay for its maintenance, his ass will be covered for such a long time!

1099 days ago
140.

jealous of kate    

?

1099 days ago
141.

ck    

Thank God that whole Africa famine thing has been taken care of - otherwise he'd probably feel guilty/

1099 days ago
142.

Marie    

Soulja Boy is not that rich. I bet he bought the plane by loaning the money at high interest rates. Very dumb. He is not even listed in Forbes' list of the richest celebrities.

1099 days ago
143.

Allison    

WOW 55 Million :/ I could see wanting your own jet but 55 million would feed a small country for a year sheesh

1099 days ago
144.

Music Manager    

It's probably an older Gulfstream G-5.They cost 55 mill new but you can get a used one for less than 2 million.Airplanes depreciate just like a car.Makes zero since buying an airplane unless you're a billionaire.

That's probably why he "Pimped out the interior".It's just like buying a car, put down enough cash and they'll let you drive it home.

Most people just charter a plane when they wanna fly themselves and their entourage across the country.
It's actually cheaper than buying all of them commercial tickets.I know people that do this all the time.

He just posted a new song on Youtube about his plane.Goes something like this.....

"Soulja Boy off in dis Ho,watch me fly watch me broke, Soulja boy off in dis plane, watch me fly watch me crash, thought I was Superman in dis Ho."

1099 days ago
145.

SoThere    

And this is what's wrong with America,,,that people like this have mega millions, don't deserve it and have no freaking clue.

1099 days ago
146.

jealous of kate    

his net is $23 mil, and it can be done, if TMZ DID THEIR RESEARCH... Having someone who worked for a Gulfstream co. that sells and LEASES planes... $5mill down will get you a plane, lease it out when not using, for $7-8k an hour, and if you do it enough, you can get it for free. Also, others just out LEASE a gulf longterm-6 month, a year, and they 'redo' the interior to 'their liking' and it stays when they leave. Again, they can lease out their lease (sublet if you will) when they are not using. Another option, you form a CORPORATION and go in as a group and buy or lease the gulf and make money on it when not using it. one of the three might be possible for him, and do you THINK his peeps would explain this? Doesn't sound as good, does it? Also, most gulfs sit up to 25, so down to 12, just bigger ITALIAN SEATS. $2000 yd for material, Ft Panel? maybe one big or 'back seat types'... RESEARCH RESEACH before you open your mouths TMZ...

1099 days ago
147.

jim    

Is this his idea of an investment for his future?? For $55 million, I hope they at least serve pretzels. What's that saying about 'a fool and his money....'?

1099 days ago
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CrisDizzle    

2-1 odds: Soulja Boy will be purchasing ramen noodles with food stamps and welfare checks within 6 months!

1099 days ago
149.

Page    

YOUNG DUMB AND HELLA STUPID, these guys have no clue about money. He is a nobody that need to be hit in the head with a bowl of SENSE!

1099 days ago
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jim    

PROLLY??????? WTF is that- a new word for the functionally illiterate?? PROLLY?????

1099 days ago
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