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Soulja Boy "Jet" Purchase

REP CALLS BS

7/30/2011 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Soulja Boy -- along with several members of his inner circle -- perpetuated a lie about purchasing a $55 million G5 jet ... at least that's what a spokesperson for Soulja is now saying. 

Earlier this week, TMZ spoke with Soulja, a member of his management team named Shai Storm and Soulja's assistant -- who all verified Soulja dropped the cash on the private jet as a 21st birthday gift to himself. 

In fact, Soulja even went on a radio show yesterday in Miami -- after TMZ's story posted -- and when asked if he bought the plane, coyly told the DJ he was "G5 status" ... but never said the story was false.  

Now, Soulja's "spokesperson" Greg Miller has issued a statement on behalf of the rapper ... saying the "elaborate rumors" are "not true."

Funny, because when our reporter spoke with Soulja earlier this week -- and asked him directly, he responded, "Hell yeah ... I bought it."

Sadly, so did we.

Since Miller's statement, TMZ has made dozens of calls to Shai Storm -- but he hasn't picked up. Storm did return a text message saying he was instructed that all media relations are now going through Miller.


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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Hrm. Tax man heard you bragging, eh?

1181 days ago
2.

cocob    

Omgoodness,I had a feeling this would happen why lie you knew it was going to be found out somehow, someway. Now you just made yourself look like a liar and a cokehead.

1181 days ago
3.

Dragon Tattoo    

Wow, if you guys believed that TMZ, you are very gullible.

1181 days ago
4.

Mike    

How long has it been since this idiot was even relevant (to stoners and middle schoolers)?

1181 days ago
5.

jeff    

So he lied to you and made you look foolish just for some free publicity. Will you publish more stories about him? In a second!

1181 days ago
6.

some guy    

So Soulja Bitch did all this for publicity? Shocker!!!

1181 days ago
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jeff    

Wow, TMZ gets fooled but The Detroit News reporter didn't buy it for a minute, http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/taxingdetroitblog/index.php

1181 days ago
8.

Stormy    

Uh, attention seek much Boy?

1181 days ago
9.

Kari    

So, he did this all for publicity? How pathetic is that? I had never heard of him, so now I have---sorry to say. Because he appears desperate for attention.

1181 days ago
10.

Nostradamus    

If you're gonna lie bout a private jet, why not fly like a G6?
Everyone knows G5s are for suckers ;p

1181 days ago
11.

Buckaroobonzai    

he just wanted people talking about him again

1181 days ago
12.

Ace    

I thought this story might be bogus. I know a about the airline industry. Owning a jet is a very big expense...some say a money pit. Leasing a jet is not that much. Yes, for the average person it might be out of the question for someone of who has a few million not a big deal.

1181 days ago
13.

Jade    

he probably lied about it for the same reason i make up stories people believe eveything they hear plus its only paparzi that would even care if he has a plane or not. move on

1181 days ago
14.

Dwayne    

Don't think this cat has ever seen a mili$. If i recall he couldn't pay his rent a while back!

1181 days ago
15.

Jon King    

None of us bought the story, how did TMZ. A simple google search shows his net worth is about $20 mil. Not even remotely close to what it would need to be to support that plane purchase.

1181 days ago
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