Soulja Boy I Didn't Want To Kill Myself ... I'm Just REALLY Successful

10/16/2015 2:12 PM PDT

Soulja Boy Didn't Want To Kill Himself... He's Just REALLY Successful

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Soulja Boy insists his "I'm going to die soon" Snapchat message was not about committing suicide -- it's just that he's lived a full, kick-ass life already ... at 25. 

SB was on TMZ Live Friday to clear the air about the troubling social media post ... which caused a a lot of panic among his fans. Soulja thinks people misunderstood him, even though his comment was pretty direct.

Check out his explanation ... sounds like he's struggling with the downside of success and fame.