Rapper Soulja Boy was set to headline Fordham University’s 2019 Spring Weekend concert this April, but after his latest arrest, the school cut the “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” singer from the lineup.
The show is scheduled for April 27 and DeAndre Cortez Way, known as Soulja Boy, was supposed to appear at the show as part of his 2019 tour. However, the 28-year-old was arrested for violating his probation last week, Vibe reports. He was accused of possessing firearms and ammo, but was released from custody hours later. The artist is currently on five years probation after being charged with felony possession of an assault weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2017.
“The Campus Activities Board has watched, along with our fellow Fordham students, the headlines that have been in the news as a result of Soulja Boy’s comeback,” the group said in a statement to The Blast. “After careful consideration, the Campus Activities Board has decided to remove Soulja Boy from the Spring Weekend concert lineup.”
At this time, no other acts have been announced as a replacement for the rapper.
This isn’t the first time Soulja Boy has violated his probation; according to TMZ, the rapper was sentenced to 24 months of probation back in 2014 for carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle, but breached the plea in 2016. Then, when he was still on probation that year, TMZ claims cops found at least one weapon in his posession after searching his home, and he was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor. Under his plea deal from his latest arrest, the rapper is supposed to stay clear of firearms.
In addition to his legal issues, Soulja Boy recently dropped a new track, “Tha Block Is Hot.” The song follows 2018’s King, Young Drake, Best To Ever Do It, and King Soulja 8. He is set to perform in Detroit, Nashville, Norfolk, and Chicago this spring.
Last Updated on March 22, 2019 by Olivia Perreault