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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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46.

Lewy    

This moron couldn't afford a Gulfstream TRAVEL-TRAILER.

1148 days ago
47.

Bobby    

I just had coffee at Starbucks with Bigfoot. He's dating JLo and plans to fly to Miami this evening on his G5 to see her. Just a aheads up ;-)

1148 days ago
48.

me    

the fact of the matter is Souljah boy maybe stupid but he out smarted TMZ which makes them also dumb.lol

1148 days ago
49.

Bubbles The Chimp    

You can add this story to TMZ's 'We fell For That' List which includes, ie: Botox Mom, Stacy Peterson's Body Found, Heidi & Douchebag Sex Tape....

1148 days ago
50.

Igor     

TMZ will print anything. Pathetic

1148 days ago
51.

agold    

I told ya before it was bull****. How can you guys not simply look up his net worth? He's not worth half that Jet. He's not even worth a fraction of what his D&B claim. It's such a joke. You guys are becoming more and more like the idiot Hilton.

1148 days ago
52.

Dirk Diggler    

Don't try to save face now TMZ by telling us about all your BS fact-checking, because any fact checking at all would have told you this was garbage. Yahoo even reported this as well based on your story. The simple fact is, you just got PWN3D by Soulja Boy!

Hopped up out the beeeed, turned my swag oooonnnn, took a look at the mirror said what's up!!!

1148 days ago
53.

festaga    

this is bs this guy have no money (he only make one song )every body think those rappers own their cars and private jet stop dreaming only few like jay z eminem ......
dont believe what you see .........

1148 days ago
54.

jordan     

It was clear from the start he didint buy a jet let alone the rolls royce of aircrafts a Gulfstrem, If rappers like P Diddy, Jay Z and other heavyweights who have bin around for years earning and they dont own there own jets with estimated networths of hundreds of millions what makes anyone think 21 year old can afford a G5 let alone upkeep on it lol SOULJA your a JOKE BUD !

1148 days ago
55.

Amy    

I really doubt that he has the money to buy a jet anyway!

1148 days ago
56.

T-Florida    

G5 Status? What a loser! Soulja boy cannot afford a G5!

1148 days ago
57.

writenow    

Just my 2 ¢ - ya'll took your first big tumble. It's happened to everyone. The Washington Post, the NY Times. Not that I'm comparing you to either of them. But just as stalkers will always stalk, con artists will always con.

1148 days ago
58.

me    

THIS ISN'T ABOUT SOULJA BOY THIS IS ALL TMZ FAULT . DOES THIS MEAN THAT EVERYTHING THAT A RAPPER SAID TMZ IS GOING TO POST IT. HE MAY HAVE LIED BUT HE GOT THESE IDIOT TO PRINT THE STORY WHEN IS EVEN WORST BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONE THE HAVE ALL THE BRAINS AND SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. I SAW THIS ON MSN TOO. LOL...HA HA HA... I KNEW THIS WAS A LIE ARE THESE PEOPLE SERIOUS.

1148 days ago
59.

hotbitch    

Anyone who believed this in the first place is dumb. Even if he sold 5 million singles @ $1 and he made the entire dollar......that's $5 million according to my math. Come on now, don't fall for everything you read. Just think for a second folks.........

And if he's still snorting coke up his nose like a fool then that little bit of change he does have will be gone.

1148 days ago
60.

renae    

And another thing that is unfortunate is that this seemingly bogus story was picked up by every other blog and other "news" organizations because they believe everything TMZ posts must be true. So I guess TMZ will research a story even more before posting because shockingly someone with a tip Could be lying to just get a story posted, positive or negative. TMZ was used to spread a lie and I don't think it was the first time. What I do appreciate is that you didn't just gloss over this, you corrected it.

1148 days ago
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