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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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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Of course he KNOWS it's good publicity. It ups the "street" cred with their followers because he went up against The Man.

1098 days ago
17.

Guycode    

#GuyCode fail!

1098 days ago
18.

tara2786    

This is definitly a new low for the movie industry...

1098 days ago
19.

stylzeunique    

THATS BULLSH*T! HOW THIS DUDE GET A MOVIE? 4 WHAT? REMEMBER HOW HE SAID REAL SOLDIERS AND VETERANS AINT'T SH*T COMPARED TO HIM?

1098 days ago
20.

willjb0456    

whether you like it or not soulja B!TCH is Complete GARBAGE and should be banned from hip hop Period.he nothing but a wanna be gangtsa rapper/thug drug dealer.
i'm sorry to say this but i hope he gets shot one of these days and just dies instantly.

1098 days ago
21.

willjb0456    

who cares sould B!TCH is complete garbage any way and he's nothing but a wanna be gangtsa rapper/thug drug dealer.
i'm sorry to say this but i hope he gets shot of these days and dies instantly.

1098 days ago
22.

wonkers    

Sadly it seems a majority of the black community glorifies those who do bad, and villify those who do good. It seems like "endtimes" to me. The big problem is no one stands up for what is right because they will be labeled a "Racist". The truth is not racist, it is what it is: Truth.

1098 days ago
23.

J    

This is kinda a bite off of Justin Bieber's never say never but the ghetto version lmao he sux and will never be a great rapper even tho this is good promo for him

1098 days ago
24.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

I do not care what happens to this guy i would never buy his movie and put money in his pockets. I have absolutely no interest in his story. I'd watch anything beginning with real housewives before picking up any of his trash.

1098 days ago
25.

YESITSME    

ITS SAD SO MANY PEOPLE HAS DIED,FOR US TO BE EQUAL BUT I SEE THERE ARE A LOT OF RACIST PEOPLE OUT HERE.YA HE WAS WRONG,BUT U DONT WISH DEATH TOWARD NOONE. THATS JUST WRONG AND THAT WISH CAN BACKFIRE..SO THINK BEFORE U MAKE A COMMENT LIKE THAT. AND REMEMBER HE IS HUMAN AND AS A HUMAN WE ALL MAKE MISSTAKES HOPEFULLY HE WILL LEARN AND GROW FROM IT.

1098 days ago
26.

Jackie    

I think i will try to find European websites. This site is getting boring.

1097 days ago
27.

SlimDC20032    

WHO N HELL WOULD SEE THIS ALIEN OF A MAN IN A MOVIE LET ALONE ONE ABOUT HIM???? WAT A WAISTE OF TIME, MONEY, AND AIR!!!

1097 days ago
28.

Summer    

This ha be the worst movie EVER

1097 days ago
29.

rachell woods    

that don't make no sence that solja boy is in jail he is jus a bad boy and i like bad boys. find mne on facebook at rachell woods.

1097 days ago
30.

Sherms    

What the eff? A movie about what???

And @Samson: The publicity stunt is him getting caught on the drug possession. People hear his name and then go and rent/buy his so-called "film."

1097 days ago
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