Mike Tyson just dropped a Soulja Boy diss track; Welcome to 2017

Soulja Boy, you know that one guy from that one song that for some reason everyone liked, has arose back into relevance the best way a rapper knows how – by starting drama. Now Mike Tyson is getting involved and everyone is either incredibly bemused or amused, or both.

I think we can all agree 2016 was a hard year but 2017 is already looking like it’s going to be a lot more fun and, if Mike Tyson’s new diss track is anything to go by, a lot more weird. So Soulja Boy got into a feud with Chris Brown over who knows what, probably just a dick-measuring contest. That feud ended up with Soulja Boy taking shots at 50 cent and a planned boxing match between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown.

As hype for Brown Vs Boy grew and Soulja began training with worldwide boxing champion Floyd Mayweather (yes that’s how ridiculous this has gotten) none other than one of the world’s most famous boxers, Mike Tyson got involved. Confusing just about everyone, Tyson revealed the Damon Elliott produced track last week before releasing the full thing with a music video yesterday.

The track came in response to Soulja Boy’s diss track aimed at 50 Cent and Chris Brown, a track that is unbelievably even worse than Tyson’s just-about-digestible track. The track essentially features Tyson stepping up to the plate and saying what someone had to say to Soulja Boy; stop acting hard to cause drama because you’re a little bitch really, c’mon, aren’t you? Yes you are Soulja. Or in Tyson’s equally eloquent terms: “If you show up, it’s going down. I’m gonna teach him how to knock your ass out.”

Though it would seem obvious that this is just a chance for Soulja Boy to get back into the limelight, and I believe that’s why he’s embracing it, he said last week: “It’s not about the money at all. It’s about me, my respect as a man. I was disrespected as a man. I was challenged to a fight [and] I accepted the challenge. It’s not about the money. I’ve been making millions of dollars since I was 17 years-old. It’s not about the money at all. It’s about my respect. I’mma go into the fight and give it my all, and I’mma knock his ass out.”

Despite his claims, his emphasis on the money still doesn’t have me convinced that “it’s not about the money at all”. Whether the fight will actually go down, we’ll have to wait and see but assuming it does I think Soulja Boy wouldn’t be too far off when he says: “It’s gonna be one of the biggest fights of the century.”

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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