Soulja Boy Says Better Lyrics Will Ruin His Reputation
"If I wanted to, [I could] go that route and be respected [not for] my success ... respected [for] my music and my lyrics or whatever," he told MTV. Ironically enough, he said he didn't want to do all of that on an album.
"That's why I did the mixtape that I did. I did a mixtape called 'Teen of the South' with DJ Scream. And I did that just to step my game up a little bit on that [lyrical] side. But I wasn't really going into no album and just full-fledge trying to switch my swagger and try to get respect from the game."
Why would he not really try to get respect?
"'Cause why would I show love to the game? The game don't show you love back. So I wasn't gonna do that and come back out and mess up my image and mess up myself. I was going on the strength that I want respect from people who probably don't like me anyway. So I'm gonna stick to what I do and stay being successful and I'll do some mixtapes and some futures, something like that."