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Soulja Boy Arrest

Publicity Nightmare for New Film

... Or Is It???

10/18/2011 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy had 10 big interviews lined up today to promote his new documentary ... instead, he's locked up in jail ... and it just might be the best thing that could have ever happened for the flick.

In case you weren't aware -- the documentary "Soulja Boy: The Movie" is being released on DVD today, and the rapper was supposed to spend the day pushing the movie during plastic-smile interviews with various media outlets.

Problem is ... Soulja's still locked up in a Georgia jail on marijuana possession charges ... and we're told, his PR team is going haywire trying to figure out a new marketing strategy on the fly.

But their work may already be done ... because truth is, Soulja's movie wouldn't have gotten a fraction of the attention it did today if he wasn't sitting in a jail cell ... with his mug shot plastered all over the Internet.

The director behind the project -- Peter Spirer -- tells us, "I'm not sure how this will affect the movie ... Hopefully he gets out from this situation to get his movie out everywhere like he wanted."

Still, we gotta ask ...


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How can they make a movie about this idiot?

1103 days ago


Another no talent rapper gangster. Stright to DVD.

1103 days ago


what idiot would buy this ****

1103 days ago

The Real JJ    

"because truth is, Soulja's movie wouldn't have gotten a fraction of the attention it did today if he wasn't sitting in a jail cell." It wouldn't have gotten attention if he was in or out of jail anyway. This dudes a clown who sucks at rapping. He had 1 ok song/dance that went out years ago. TMZ is the only people who cares about this bum.

1103 days ago


This idiot is in alot of trouble. 'Alot of pot, 70k in cash and guns. Not good.

1103 days ago


This is actually the first I'm hearing about the film, though I'm seeing all over the place that he's locked up for drug possession, so I'm not sure about all this publicity you're talking about.

1103 days ago


This is what happens when you disrespect the US Army, they will get you one way or another :)

1103 days ago


Wow. Georgia is the wrong place to get in ANY kind of trouble. #TroyDavis

1103 days ago


You can take THEM out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1103 days ago

Kowny Krush    

Go ahead, buy his garbage DVD, you'll be lining the pockets even more for this waste of human breath and flesh. Idiots.

1103 days ago


WHY WOULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WANT TO BUY A MOVIE ABOUT SOULJA BOY? Why does TMZ report on him? He's irrelevant. His last album sold $5,000 copies.

1103 days ago

fioo hoos    

WEED weed? no way weed went legal about 50 years ago TMZ don`t know yet WOW sir WTF FN horse did they ride IN on? a plasTIC TIC TIC one?

1103 days ago


Good publicity for losers who think this idiot is some kind of entertainer instead of a common thug.

1103 days ago


Cant figure out how there is a do***entary coming out on this kid, who is nothing more then low life s***. I hate this guy as much as I hate Kanye West.

Im glad he got caught, and arrested, and I hope he spends years in prison for the charges !

1103 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Did they have any proof he had a day of interviews lined up? I have a feeling that's a lie. I've never heard about this movie. I wonder if it even exists.

1103 days ago
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