Soulja Boy Tellem made a special announcement online today stating that he is promising to portray a more positive image for the kids who look up to him:
What’s up, This ya boy Soulja Boy Tellem. I’ve got an announcement that I wanna make to all the parents out there whose kids are in love with me and all my fans who listen to my music. I just want to tell y’all that I apologize to all of the parents that have heard me say anything that they wouldn’t want their kids to hear coming from me.
Over the past few months, I’ve had a chance to meet a lot of my fans face-to-face and it made me realize that I’ve got a large fanbase of kids who look up to me. I realize now that I have a greater responsibility to the kids that want to be just like Soulja Boy. I need to set a positive example for them. I wouldn’t say a “role model” because I think that the parents or the guardians should be a kid’s main role mode but from now on, I’m gonna make sure that the kids who look up to me will get a positive image that the kids and the parents can trust.
Most celebrities try not to use the word “role model” but I don’t think I can help it though. When I meet parents and they tell me every city I go in ‘Soulja Boy my kids love you!’ I realize- you know – that I gotta do my thang…I gotta set a good example. I ain’t in no way perfect but I am clear that I gotta set a perfect example for all the kids that look up to me.
Wow…I feel like I’m being Punk’d right about now. Ashton…did you send me this email??