And just like that, Soulja Boy (real name DeAndre Cortez Way) is throwing up the deuces to VH1’s hit reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.
The rapper and his ex girlfriend Nia Riley have starred on the reality show for the last few seasons. However, Soulja is over it. This week, he tweeted that he quit and is working on his own show. He wrote:
I’ve decided to quit Love and hip hop. I feel my brand is too big for the show now. It’s too ratchet. I have my own new tv show coming soon!
In 2007, Soulja’s debut single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published to the internet, and later became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007. On August 17, Way was listed at #18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 for earning $7 million for that year.
He has released three studio albums and one independent album: his debut studio album Souljaboytellem.com (2007) was certified platinum by the RIAA. However, his next two albums, iSouljaBoyTellem (2008) and The DeAndre Way (2010) did not match the commercial success of his debut, the latter only selling 100,000 copies, despite the success of several singles across both albums, such as “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” and “Turn My Swag On” (iSouljaBoyTellem) and “Pretty Boy Swag” (The DeAndre Way).
No additional details about Soulja’s new show have been released.