[artist id="2814953"]Soulja Boy Tell'em[/artist]'s road to fame was a fast one when he hit the rap scene with his debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" in 2007. However, prior to making it big, the Chicago rapper said he'd never contemplated the bitter side of the industry. The young MC recently opened up to MTV News about how difficult it can be to deal with rumors that are perpetuated and dissected by the media.
"To be honest with you, sometimes when you sit and think about it, it can get scary," Soulja Boy admitted. "You know what I mean? It's like the media can create a lie and sway, like, 80 percent of the general population to believe it. And there's really not anything I can do about it but deny it and denounce it — but when you got them pushing forward and just steady trying to embed in people's heads, there's nothing you can do about it."
The wave of gossip and speculation was the last thing Soulja Boy had in mind before attaining his celebrity. "That sometimes scares me, because I never thought about that getting in the game," he explained. "I was just thinking about the music and doing my thing. I never thought about having to deal with or trying to fight a lie or something created by the media. I don't know. It's something new. There's a first time for everything."
It's not surprising that the rapper is still trying his best to cope with the surge of rumors. Whether it was the [article id="1603658"]alleged home invasion[/article] that took place at his Atlanta residence in December 2008 or his reported [article id="1622361"]engagement to model/ video vixen Rosa Acosta[/article], he's been in the forefront of discussions throughout the blogosphere. Most recently, infamous groupie Kat Stacks videotaped herself inside of a hotel room she alleges was Soulja Boy's. Stacks set the Internet on fire when she further claimed that a white substance seen on the hotel table was the hip-hop artist's cocaine. The video then led him into a heated [article id="1647341"]e-beef with fellow rapper Fabolous[/article], which has since come to an end.
But Soulja Boy isn't losing sleep over the matter, as he said his friends and loved ones will come to defend him when needed. He also is a firm believer in letting his hard work prevail amid the cloud of rumors. "At the end of the day, I feel like the work ethic or anything can defend me against any allegations," the rapper asserted. "You know what I'm saying? You see me on the BET red carpet. You see me doing my thing. You see me staying consistent with the music, staying with working with bigger and better artists in hip hop. I think that speaks for itself."
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