SOULJA BOY TELL’EM is performing at a couple big festivals this weekend, and also touring this summer with LIL WAYNE, YOUNG JEEZY, and DRAKE. But he wants you to know that he’s not intimidated by sharing the stage with anyone else.
He said recently, quote, “I don’t really look at nobody as competition. I feel like I got my own lane, and I don’t have to worry about nobody. Anybody I feel is competition, I gotta knock them out the box.
“If there’s anybody that ever crossed my mind I say, ‘Man, he might be a problem for me,’ then I’ma have to get rid of him.”
But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t RESPECT the competition. Take EMINEM as an example. Souljah said, quote, “I like his new music. It’s different from what’s out. I think it’s good. It’s good for music. I’d open up for Eminem . . . lot of cheese right there.
“He’s got some classic stuff. He used to come on TV. I used to be like, ‘That white boy go hard. Real hard.’
“But as far as getting my inspiration for stage performance, it has always been MICHAEL JACKSON. I remember I watched the DVD: Michael Jackson came and stood onstage for 10 minutes. They was screaming the whole 10 minutes.
“I actually imitated that a couple of times in my show.” ( He did!!???)