Soulja Boy Buys $55M Jet, Wants You To Pay To Watch His Birthday Bash

    July 29, 2011
    Josh Wolford


Rapper Soulja Boy surprised the interwebs today when the news broke that he had purchased a brand new G5 private jet. The price tag on that baby? $35 million for the plane plus and additional $20 million on extras. According to TMZ, those extras include multiple flat screens, custom Italian leather seats, Brazilian hardwood cabinets and a brand new deluxe bathroom.

Oh yeah, and the paint job to include his logo on the outside.

Yesterday was the rapper’s 21st birthday, and apparently this was a present to himself. I remember being really excited about the $15 bottle of bourbon I bought for myself when I turned 21, so I can only imagine how exciting this is for Soulja Boy.

The Twitterverse seems to be shocked that Soulja Boy has $55M to drop on a plane, and that fact isn’t lost on Soulja Boy himself. Along with retweeting articles about his purchase, he retweeted this derisive tweet a couple hours ago –

No disrespect but if @bowwow doesnt have a private jet what the hell is @souljaboy doing getting one? 2 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Here are some more Twitter responses –

dear DeAndre bka Soulja Boy you coulda paid all my school loans for your bday and it woulda cost you as much as one cabinet on that jet. 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

MC Hammer part 2….Soulja Boy Drops $55 MILLION on Private Jet 21 minutes ago via Pulse News · powered by @socialditto

I hope Soulja boy put some drapes, a porch, and a screen door on that jet. Cause he is about to be living in that joint until they repo it 21 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

I refuse to believe that Soulja Boy has $55 mil to blow on a plane…#ButWhoAmI 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

He is also using Twitter to promote his online pay-per-view stream of his birthday party –

let the countdown begin!!! 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

That link takes you to where you can watch his party on a live stream. That party will begin tonight at 11 pm EST. The site also displays a video where Soulja boy informs us about the benefits of watching his bash – red carpet, musical performances and celebrity surprises.

But it will cost you $2.99 to watch it, payable via PayPal.

Soulja Boy buys a $55 million jet and on the same day asks fans to shell out cash to watch a stream of his birthday party? I guess he has to find some way to pay for the four minibars.