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Soulja Boy

Apologizes to U.S. Military

'I Am Deeply Sorry'

9/6/2011 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Soulja Boy
says he "let my words get the best of me" when he released a new rap video saying, "F**k the troops" ... and now he's issued a full apology to the entire U.S. military.

Soulja Boy just posted a new blog on GlobalGrind.com ... titled, "I Am Deeply Sorry To All Members Of The United States Military Services And Their Families."

In the post, Soulja writes, "As an artist, I let my words get the best of me. Sometimes there are things that we feel, things that we want to express, and when we put them on paper and speak them out loud, they can come out wrong."

"When I expressed my frustration with the US Army, not only did my words come out wrong, I was wrong to even speak them."

He adds, "So, I write this to give my sincerest apology to all members of the United States military services, as well as their families that were offended by my most recent lyrics."

As TMZ first reported, several military vets lashed out against Soulja Boy after he released the rap ... with the lyrics, "F**k the FBI and the army troops ... fighting for what? Be your own man ..."

Check out Soulja's entire apology letter after the jump ....

As an artist, I let my words get the best of me. Sometimes there are things that we feel, things that we want to express, and when we put them on paper and speak them out loud, they can come out wrong.

When I expressed my frustration with the US Army, not only did my words come out wrong, I was wrong to even speak them. So, I write this to give my sincerest apology to all members of the United States military services, as well as their families that were offended by my most recent lyrics.


As a young man who grew up in the post-9/11 era, I have watched our country fight two wars that seem like they are never going to end.

I have seen thousands and thousands of our brave men and women get killed in battle and often times, I think for what? A lot of people in this country are struggling to make ends meet and I think a lot about what if we had never gone to war.

Where would our economy be? Our schools, our after-school and work programs, our streets? I mean, damn, 48 people got shot in New York City just this past weekend ... in 3 days ... I'm not saying that it is just because of a bad economy, but at a certain point we have to take care of our own people.


In no way would I ever want to offend those who are protecting our freedoms ... a lot of homeboys who I grew up with, a lot of people who come from the neighborhoods we live in ... In no way do I want to hurt any of our honorable soldiers who put their lives at risk, regardless of how they feel about the two wars we fight in.

I am just frustrated that we haven't been able to bring you all home quick enough and my frustration got the best of me. I am deeply sorry.


~Soulja Boy

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1.

Joao    

That boy has never constructed a sentence with subject verb agreement in his life.

1111 days ago
2.

Chris    

Not accepted.

1111 days ago
3.

notalawyer    

Hey you sure do got a purdy mouth. Ever SANDOS?

1111 days ago
4.

Eileen Gatti    

Rap is crap. These "artists" are pandered to and their lack of talent is obvious. This punk is an embarassment to himself. He knew what he was saying in his "lyrics".

1111 days ago
5.

Stiletto    

Go flock yourself Soulja-wimp! You said what you meant and now you are just backpeddling to cover yourself. I actually hope your fake apology backfires on you...ya know your bro's are going to call you out for being a wimp for backing down...and they're the ones that buy your junk.

1111 days ago
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WHOYACRAPPIN    

This apology was obviously written by a PR guy trying to cover up this "artist's" stupidity, in hopes of keeping the money flowing. There is no sincerity to this at all.

1111 days ago
7.

FlamingoNut    

How about an overall "f**k you" in return to his apology.

1111 days ago
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Sena    

Yeah, I'm pretty sure he didn't write 99% of this, but whatevs. Maybe you shouldn't have wrote AND published it in the first place. You said "be your own man..." now how does that translate into "I am just frustrated that we haven't been able to bring you all home quick enough"??? Sorry, but not buying it. I suppose at least you issued an apology, but I'm fairly certain had he not received threats and such bad press, he wouldn't have apologized at all.

1111 days ago
9.

anony    

Why do we follow these morons?

1111 days ago
10.

Ivan    

Well, first off...this message was obviously written by someone with a sober functioning brain, not by him. You boy, should have said something yourself from the heart if you are actually sorry. This bull**** - nobody is buying

1111 days ago
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Criminy    

People like that always say what they mean. This time, he pretty much ended his career. There are a lot of others who don't disrespect our fighting soldiers who will fill the empty space left behind by this jerk.

1111 days ago
12.

Adam    

Soulja "Boy." Appropriate name. Go back to playing in your hood and let the grown ups talk. You obviously don't know how the world works, little man.

1111 days ago
13.

C0ma    

So first he singles out our entire military... then he bitches out after he realizes he's a ******* idiot. So now he's a ******* idiot and a publically acknowledged ***** who makes **** music and stands by and for nothing. Get ****** you scrawny ****bag

1111 days ago
14.

Kaya    

God I hate these people

1111 days ago
15.

MszMax    

Your apology is not accepted, you sure as hell should know better!!! You should be ashame!!!

1111 days ago
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