Soulja Boy was released from custody last night after posting bail at $35,000, less than 24hrs after being arrested.
Soulja Boy was taken into custody yesterday after Los Angeles police raided the rappers home. Upon searching, the police found a firearm within the home, which was a violation of Soulja Boy’s probation stemming from similar gun charges in 2014. Within less than 24hrs of the arrest, the “Crank That” rapper posted $35,000 bail, and has since been released from custody. Reports from TMZ suggest police received a tip from Crime Stoppers which lead to the initial raid.
Many, including TMZ, have begun speculating the raid and arrest are a result of Soulja’s recent activity on social media where the 26-year old has been showing off several fire arms and making numerous violent threats. Recently, Soulja Boy has managed to keep himself relevant by starting, or escalating several beefs with Lil Yachty, Shia LaBeouf, and Migos’ Quavo. For the most part, those on the receiving end of Soulja’s threats have either laughed it off or not responded all together. Check out some of the reactions to Soulja’s recent arrest.
Finally the Feds put the social media Al Capone to rest. For Now Atleast.
— lil boat kot* (@lilyachty) December 15, 2016
trading Kanye and Soulja Boy in the 2017 racial draft.
We’ll take Shia for both of them.
— John Scott (@JXHNSCXTT) December 15, 2016
Before the summer, Soulja Boy proclaimed a new deal with World Poker Fund for $400 million (in possible stock growth), which was discovered to be currently worth no more than $2.5 million. It was initially reported that this deal was struck based on Soulja Boy’s social media influence. Its doubtful they meant toting an AK-47 and making death threats on Instagram was part of the plan.