Soulja Boy announced today via his Twitter account @souljaboy that he is calling it quits with Love & Hip Hop Hollywood because it’s “too ratchet” and his brand is now “too big for the show.”
The 26-year-old rapper says he’s leaving the VH1 reality series for his own television show, which he has in the making.
I’ve decided to quit Love and hip hop. I feel my brand is too big for the show now. It’s too ratchet. I have my own new tv show coming soon!
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) October 3, 2016
TMZ reported two years ago that Soulja Boy was added to the cast “in a last-ditch effort to pump some life into the show,” as the show was “struggling with weak story lines and uninteresting characters.”
Not one for lacking interesting story lines, Soulja threatened to kill rapper Skrill Dilly on social media video after Skrill came to Nia Riley’s defense, alleging that Soulja Boy had been disrespecting her on Twitter.
Nia Riley, the daughter of Teddy Riley, is the ex-girlfriend of Soulja, who apparently has been sending slugs at Riley, as was the case with him flipping her off in the video. The problems between Skrill-Dilly and Soulja Boy started back in 2014 when he accused the 26-year-old producer/rapper of jacking beats.
And just last month, Soulja Boy shared a photo on his Instagram of a $25,000 paycheck which he said was for “one episode of LHHH.”