Soulja Boy recalls criticism from Snoop Dogg in his early days.
Soulja Boy recently snapped at J. Cole for saying that he hated him in his early days, and now Big Draco also reflect on being trashed by his idol Snoop Dogg when he first came out.
“When I first came out, [Snoop Dogg] was like, ‘”Crank That”? What is this [bullsh-t]?’” “It hurt my soul,” he revealed. “I wanted to cry. I was 17 at the time. This is my idol telling me telling me that I s–k… I’m like, what the [f–k]?”
However, the Long Beach legend appreciated Soulja Boy when they met in person. “And then I met Snoop Dogg in person, and he was like, ‘Man, my bad. … I didn’t understand the song when it first came out. Now I jam to that sh-t.’”
“I always just had a soft spot in my heart for the [people] that hated,” Soulja added. “Because I’ve always been hated on.”
Soulja Boy says he cried after Snoop Dogg said his music sucked when he dropped “Crank That.”
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In the recent interview with Lil Yachty, Cole revealed that he hated Soulja Boy, but end up realising that he’s a hater, which made him appreciate new artists more. “The time when Soulja Boy came out, I had a realisation within myself, Cause I’m hearing that sh-t, and was like man this sh-t [Trash] Soulja Boy Tell Em, It sound crazy to say now cause it’s such a classic to me. But at that time, I had resistance [hating]. I was like ‘Nah that’s not the thing I love, y’all f–kin with this,’ I was one of them,” he reveals.
He continued, “And a part of me that had a realisation, I was young, I was proud of myself for that realisation. I was like bruh, You a hater. Like yo, you are literally hating. You know you like this sh-t actually.”
“What you’d be better off doing is looking at Soulja Boy and realizing these dudes are talented and these dudes understand something you don’t. I switched my mindset and I turned from a hater to an appreciater. What can I find that’s amazing about this? What can I find that’s good about this? It changed me as an artist. I became a better artist.”