Soulja Boy Announces He Will Create His Own Social Media App After Saying Farewell To Elon Musk's Twitter
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Soulja Boy Announces He Will Create His Own Social Media App After Saying Farewell To Elon Musk's Twitter

The aftermath of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter is continuing to change the platform as we know it.

As previously shared by AfroTech, the Tesla CEO’s revamp has included a mass termination of employees, getting rid of employee resource groups (ERGs), charging for the verification process, and more.

Following the back-to-back drastic changes, it appears that Soulja Boy is looking to become a social media founder himself.

Recently, the rapper publicly and directly voiced his frustration about Twitter to Musk.

“Bro leave Twitter alone @elonmusk wtf are you doing,” he tweeted.

“Wow… I can’t believe this. F-ck it I’m going to create my own app,” he added.

Additionally, Soulja Boy shared that he will be on Instagram for the time being. He is one of the latest celebrities to say farewell to  Twitter.

Prior to his Twitter announcement, Soulja Boy has previously ventured into technology. Apart from launching his own gaming console, the entrepreneur is a partner of Kandiid, a Black-owned social media app for sharing and monetizing content.

Having successfully launched his music career with the help of Myspace, Soulja Boy has knowledge of the online space. His potential app could possibly follow in the footsteps of Kandiid.

“I feel like a lot of creators; they come out with dances, videos, vlogs, content pitches, whatever it may be, music, and they have not been paid properly from the material they create,” Soulja Boy told Forbes. “These songs or videos go viral for millions of people to see, you can upload [on the app], sell it, and make money from it, and that’s what caught me and stood out to me about the pitch.”

“I think that’s good for everybody,” he continued. “Who doesn’t want to get paid from the content that they created? Even though we’re making the content for free, and people are viewing the content for free, the people that own the app, they’re making profit from ad revenues.”