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Back when Soulja Boy was just taking off, an armed robbery at his home almost ended everything. In 2008, multiple masked gunman burst into his Atlanta digs armed with AKs. “I got back to my house at around 3 in the morning and I was in the studio recording. So two of my homeboys was in the living room and Me and Arab we was in the studio recording. And somebody kicked in the door,” he said, describing the incident in an interview with Los Angeles-based radio personality Big Boy in 2009.

“One dude ran in put the AK to my homeboy head, put him on the floor,” he continued. “The other two ran in – my homeboy jumped in the other room – so the other two dudes ran back so I peeped in the door and they running through my house with Ks and pistols – so I ducked back. I really can’t dwell on what happened after that, but it was a messed up situation [and] I’m glad everyone made it out alive.”

In an interview in 2010, the story would change, with the Atlanta rapper admitting to shooting one of his assailants. “I really didn’t want nobody to know that I shot somebody,” Soulja said. “My label [didn’t] want that out there [because] when the robbery went down I had fans like 9, 10 years old. But being that I’m 20, I don’t give a fuck no more.”

SB recently conducted an interview with Say Cheese TV where he briefly recounted the crazy situation and having to stand his ground. “Basically, some niggas ran in my crib and I shot them,” said Soulja while puffing on a blunt.

When asked why he never uses the incident as a street cred tactic, he responded, “It ain’t nothing to brag about. It’s like, niggas that didn’t know, they know what’s up. Everybody know. It ain’t nothing to brag about. You already know. It ain’t nothing to tell you some shit you already know.”

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