If there’s two things we know for certain about Soulja Boy, it’s that he absolutely owned 2007 with Souljaboytellum.com and that he is extremely dedicated to getting into the modern video game market. Just recently, the rapper took to Instagram live to give his fans the exciting news that he was now the de-facto owner of Atari.
I own Atari. The first rapper to ever own a videogame company.
This isn’t extrapolation. Soulja Boy, real name DeAndre Cortez Way, made it very clear that he owned Atari. He attributed this achievement to the success of the SouljaGame, which is an entirely different can of worms we don’t need to dive into. Long story short, the SouljaGame was mainly a platform to play unlicensed ROMs of older Nintendo games. It quickly got Nintendo’s attention and the company stepped in to have the site shut down. We all thought that was the end of Soulja Boy’s gaming empire, but it turns out he doesn’t see it that way.
— THHGURU (@THHGURU1) August 19, 2021
Now these are a lot of big statements. Most of you are probably wondering: How does Soulja Boy plan to back up these claims? What evidence does he have to prove he owns one of the most long-standing gaming companies in history? Well, the answer is simple.
He doesn’t! Soulja Boy doesn’t own Atari! Of course he doesn’t! Atari even took to twitter after he finished his announcement to reaffirm that there have been no major deals to sign away the company to the artist behind “Kiss Me Through The Phone” (which remains a modern classic).
We know that CEO of Atari is a dream job, but that honor belongs to Wade Rosen
— Atari (@atari) August 20, 2021
After this, Soulja Boy went radio silent–PSYCHE! Soulja Boy headed to Instagram live to ruthlessly come after Atari for their own tweet in a heated monologue (I would link the tweet, but the speech is pretty R-rated. You can find it for yourself on Souljaboy’s twitter). Interestingly enough, he claims that even though Atari didn’t plan to sell itself to Soulja Boy, there was definitely some kind of deal struck between them. The entrepreneur searched his phone and presented photos of a contract promising three million Atari Tokens over a number of business days for something directly involving Soulja Boy by name.
Whether this is just a miscommunication or an entirely random tirade, I doubt this will be the last gaming sees of Soulja Boy. I wish him only the best.