Soulja Boy Tell' Em, has stated he feels disrespected by Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James statement regarding rapper Jay-Z and Wizard's player DeShawn Stevenson.
DeAndre Way aka Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, 17, is in the news because the rapper spoke with Branson Wright of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and told the reporter that he feels disrespected by Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James.
"Someone from Interscope Records called me and sent me the quote," Soulja Boy said. "I looked and didn't really think much about it. LeBron said something like he was Jay-Z and DeShawn [Stevenson] is Soulja Boy. I took that as [disrespectful]."
James, on the other hand, was only attempting to respond to the slight given to him by Wizards guard Stevenson and said he was not trying to be disrespectful to Soulja Boy. At a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, Stevenson told reporters, among other things, that LeBron James was overrated after James missed a 3-point shot that would have won the game for the Cavs.
Shortly after those comments, James said: "With DeShawn Stevenson, it's kind of funny. It's almost like Jay-Z [responding to a negative comment] made by Soulja Boy. It doesn't make sense to respond."
This was sort of saying that he [James] is like Jay-Z, one of the top hip-hop artists, while Stevenson is more like Soulja Boy, who -- though highly popular -- is still considered by some reviewers as a ringtone artist or one-hit wonder, therefore less than a top artist such as Jay-Z.
"When I first came out, there [were] a lot of people that did my dance from football players to basketball players to soccer players," stated Soulja Boy. "So this makes me feel like a very important individual. I'm in the middle of this conversation in the playoffs, and that makes me feel good. I knew my name was going to come up in sports, because of the song, but I never thought it would come up in a conversation like that."
Well, not only did Soulja Boy's name come up, but an invitation did as well. Stevenson responded to James' comments by inviting Soulja Boy to an upcoming playoff game. Stevenson promised to have Soulja Boy at courtside in a Wizards jersey.
Soulja Boy has accepted the invitation and is expected to attend either Game 3 or Game 4 in Washington.
"I'm all for it," Soulja Boy said. "He invited me out, and I don't have a problem coming . . . I'm [cheering] for whoever backs me. I can't go for whoever's going against me."
Soulja Boy says he has never actually seen LeBron James play because he's not much of a basketball fan and more of a football fan.
There was talk of a 2-on-2 basketball game since this news, which Soulja Boy says he would definitely be 'down' for, because as he put it: "Oh man, let's do it.. I can't hoop, but we all have money, and I can quickly get some training."