Here’s one more thing Soulja Boy could possibly take credit for if it’s true—he’s the first rapper to own a gaming company.
According to a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday (Aug 18), Soulja Boy—rocking an Atari baseball cap and sweatshirt—hopped on his Instagram Live to announce that he owns Atari.
“I’m now the owner of Atari. I own the video game Atari,” he said in the video.
The Atlanta rapper further explained that the people at Atari were proud of his work with the SouljaGame Consoles and SouljaGame Handhelds. Soulja Boy added that he’s selling his gaming company to Atari.
“We are about to sell the company for… $140 million,” he said. “Atari reached out…I just signed two deals with Atari. I’m the owner. The first rapper to ever own a video game company.”
Soulja Boy has been on his entrepreneurial grind for several years now. Big Draco has previously sold watches, guest verses and saw his profits triple during the COVID-19 pandemic with his soap company, The Soap Shop.
On the music side, Soulja Boy dropped his latest project, Big Draco, in July. It also looks like he’s eager to get into the boxing ring as well.
XXL has reached out to Atari for comment on Soulja Boy’s announcement.
Watch the Soulja Boy video below. Fast forward to the 16-second mark to watch his announcement that he now owns Atari.
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