Who knew Soulja Boy’s ubiquitous 2008 hit “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” once served as a romantic catalyst for Meek Mill? The Philadelphia rapper recently admitted on Twitter that while he was incarcerated in his youth, he used the lyrics to Soulja Boy’s schmaltzy love note within letters and phone calls to girls.
This was my favorite song when I was in jail back in the day calling girls collect.... and I used to his bars in the letters I wrote them no cap lol 😂😂😂 #bigdraco pic.twitter.com/qFqgkylQtm
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 16, 2019
Amid Meek’s cheeky co-sign, Soulja Boy has been one of the Internet’s favorite topics of discussion since his latest interview on The Breakfast Club. The 28-year-old rapper spoke about his legacy in hip-hop and why he deserves more credit than he’s been given for his influence. He also had some choice words for Kanye West when he said the latter is old and "lame."
"I'm younger than you," he began. "I'm flyer than you, ni**a. Whatever. You crying on Twitter every week about Drake? You gotta stop that sh*t, bro. You look lame, bro. You look cap, bro...You up here supporting Trump and sh*t, bro. You supporting Trump? What the f**k wrong with you, bro? That sh*t's not right."
Other artists in the industry also chimed in on the situation:
I’m Not Going To Lie Soulja Boy Been Funny As Fuck
— Sir Ski Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) January 17, 2019
The internet crazy , Soulja boy reinvented himself 🤦🏾♂️
— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) January 17, 2019
Soulja Boy is a legend
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 16, 2019
WE HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE, RESPECT & ADMIRATION FOR SOULJA BOY IN THIS HOUSEHOLD *cranks dat in silence* pic.twitter.com/Amacz7NQYO
— The Vibe Formerly Known As (@KARIFAUX) January 16, 2019
For nostalgia's sake, listen to "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" below.