Soulja Boy

Washed up rapper Soulja Boy was left holding the bag for $175K in an online hoverboards chargeback scam.

The 25-year-old one-hit-wonder, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, emailed Stripe, the company that processed the credit card orders, to plead for help.

“I need help all the payments are fraud, and it sent my account to negative because they all say they weren’t authorized,” Soulja Boy wrote in an email to Stripe. “please help in any way you can thanks. I don’t want to have to pay all this money because of frauds is there any way to reverse these payments and get my account to Good standing.”

DeAndre sold the hoverboards for $1,500 apiece through his now shuttered online store.

Buzzfeed.com Joe Bernstein was the first to report the story. He reached out to the Atlanta rapper for a comment.

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“How did you get my number?” DeAndre asked Bernstein.

The reporter explained that he found DeAndre’s number among some documents.

DeAndre never responded to Bernstein’s request for a comment.

When the story ran the next day, DeAndre reacted with anger, tweeting out Bernstein’s personal cell phone number with a request to “call me.”

Hundreds of Soulja Boy’s 4.8 million followers called the number, thinking it was the rapper’s.

“I woke up from a nap to dozens of texts: ‘hey soulja,’ ‘is this really your number?’” said Bernstein. “I suspect he’s mad because of a story I wrote about him getting defrauded on his hoverboard business.

Bernstein added that “a rep of his had previously called me and said I’d be hearing from his lawyers.”

Gawker.com reached out to DeAndre, who said “I was just mad because he got my number and info out my email and I didn’t know how. Now this story is public it’s just embarrassing and unnecessary when you’re trying to handle Bizness.”

DeAndre accused Bernstein of hacking his emails, according to Gawker.com.

“People are thinking we lost that money in a scam,” said Soulja Boy. “We are working the fraud orders out with Stripe. But why is it ok for him to post this info if it’s between me and Stripe?”

DeAndre asked Bernstein to take the “embarrassing” story down. But Bernstein refused.

Bernstein told Gawker he doesn’t take stories down just because the subject of the story is unhappy.

“That just means i’m doing my job,” he said.


  • Nilla B.Sweet

    He needs to grow up. Bish made azz.

  • Joseph’s Bank Account

    Too bad all those fans didn’t stop his cd that time from going tin foil…..versus platinum. They will drag folks but wouldn’t buy his cd. Lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    i am being harassed by 100s of his fans. please tell him to stop.
    ^^^^

    Is that shade? That is hilarious.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Hundreds of Soulja Boy’s 4.8 million followers called the number, thinking it was the rapper’s.

    _______________
    I call bullshyt. He may have BOUGHT himself a few million followers, but ain’t no way in hell Soulja Boy’s SpEd ass got 50 fans. Much less hundreds. I refuse to believe it.

  • Joseph’s Bank Account

    Lol he has the followers but they won’t buy his stuff which is why he had to fake believe tours and money in Monami’s circus on Mondays.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I think so. Even though I think they still overshot that number.

  • stav

    He may be arrogant, obnoxious , immature, etc. but he did have more than one hit.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Bye….just bye. Lol.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • Joseph’s Bank Account

    Lol to the kona I tarry

  • Blaque Mahogany

    million followers called the number, thinking it was the rapper’s.
    ^^^^^^

    I didn’t even catch that part. His followers are delayed as hell too.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I know it’s a little soon to go OT, but……

    Went and grabbed me a bbq plate from Country BBQ for lunch. Dropped it off in my office and went to wash my hands.
    WHY OH WHY did I open the bathroom door and the first thing I see is one of the cats from acctng sitting in the stall facing the door, pants around his ankles, elbows on knees, playing on his damn phone. WITH THE STALL DOOR WIDE OPEN!!!! Smelling like fresh compost. Nasty bastard. I don’t even want this shyt on my plate no more.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I need more info on the fraud scheme. Did the company that he wrote to defraud him or was it the website that he was using to sell the hoverboards that he clearly didn’t have possession of.

    If anyone has already done the education, please share.

  • Bootcampgirl

    please tell him to stop.<—-stop it…:tears:

  • Bootcampgirl

    I still bump Pretty Boy Swag…:kona:

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I scanned an article about this. I think the gist of it was that all these folks ordered the hoverboard, the refuted the charges once they received it. Causing the company to snatch the money from stupid’s account.
    I didn’t care enough about him or the situation to read the whole thing. So I think that’s what happened….

  • Sincerity7

    Creep squad! But I’m happy he’s removing some of those face tattoos. That was too much.

  • Bootcampgirl

    lol…I got real tears…

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I didn’t care enough about him or the situation to read the whole thing. So I think that’s what happened….
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Lol. Ok.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Am I the only one who thinks his girl looks funny in the face??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I just want to know how EVERY(not really) body on this blog watched LHHNY and were giving up to the minute updates but you missed that girl’s monologue about having that dang baby in prison. Lol.

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    Go outside, get some fresh air then go use another bathroom to wash your hands.

    Don’t waste that bbq.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Which one? Actually, don’t answer. I still wouldn’t know…I just know from the preview there were 2 girls fighting over him.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Who had a baby in prison??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Remy Ma

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    I seen it. What the question is?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I gave that shyt to the maintenance man, and bought me some tatoe chips and a soda. I think I’m going to send funky an email telling him he owes me $9.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Remy had a baby in prison? I was trying to watch and cook at same time.

  • Just Keya

    First off, shut up! lol Because I remember her saying something about a prison baby, BUT I thought she said she did not want to have a baby in jail, because Pap said they don’t have a baby together. I’m confused.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What happened to the baby?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I thought she said she wasn’t trying to have no baby in prison or something to that effect.

  • Bootcampgirl

    I haven’t even watched in a long time…the one that he was supposed to move in with…

  • Just Keya

    RIGHT. That’s what I thought too because Pap kept saying they don’t have any kids together.

  • Bootcampgirl

    lol…and here we go….who got the answers sway???

  • Milanisti

    I thought she was saying she didn’t want to get pregnant while in prison. She told Pap that her child was 7 when she left, but now he or she is 14 now.

  • Just Keya

    Ewww. A sprite? and who does that?! smfh

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lmbo. Don’t get mad at me because you clearly didn’t pay attention. Pap did NOT say they did not have a baby together…he just wants another one. Lol. Keya, I can’t with you.

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    That’s what she said. I think she went into detail of what having a baby in prison would be like.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yep and that she had one while in PRISON. lol. I am really dying at how y’all missed that.

  • Just Keya

    Yes he did too. When he gave her the dolls, in the head shot, he said they both have one but they don’t have any together.

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    Agreed.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I didn’t see no dolls.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ….

  • Str8tUpMenace

    He has 3, she has 1, but they don’t have any together

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    He gave her some dolls

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    wait whet ???

  • Milanisti

    I’m so confused now

  • Str8tUpMenace

    They were in the gift bag he gave her when they went to lunch

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I tried to watch it. So I could keep up and possibly dialogue with yall here.
    I had to stop when the fluffy chick said one of the rapping hoodrats came from money. I watched a few minutes more to make sure I knew which one she was talking about.
    I had to turn when I realized she was talking the purple haired, possibly “unclockable” one that looked straight outta Smith Homes.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ohhh. I missed that.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and soullja boy has fans …… this is new to me chile

  • Str8tUpMenace

    YASSSSSSSS, when she said that, I was like, who come from money acting like that???? They need to star in CB4 part 2

  • Just Keya

    Right so there was no jail baby

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I saw a meme of her…they were comparing her to Arsenio Hall from Coming to America…when he was wearing the dress at the table…rofl.

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    At least you didn’t waste it.

    I would have to tell him about that nasty ish.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I’m trying to find this dang clip. She said she had a baby in jail. I KNOW I’m not making this up.

  • Just Keya

    I think you heard wrong. Because I’m on google and every interview she is only talking about her son who is a teen. No babies.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO!!!! You heard wrong, bew *hug*

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    “how did you get my number”
    lawd, this phrase always tickles me to no end, Lol! please know that when a person asks you this, they do NOT want to hear from you, EVER. ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chappedlippz

    1500 for a Soulja board? That is just as laughable as the scam. Bad business move.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    bawhahahahaha I do remember the dolls she pulled out … I think it was 2

  • http://Coveredca.com/ ?Brenden?

    Every public figure has fans?? From the best of the best i.e. Obama, Betty White,,,To the worse of the Worst like Trump and UK born bloggers?????

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Now I have to watch it again.

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    Did you read a recap from Dubb or something? Perhaps that’s where this sensationalized info came from. Lol

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    WTF is Smith Homes???? LMAO!!!!!!!!
    Lurk! Have I told you lately that I hate you and your simple azz font?! CRINE. :ghost:

  • http://Coveredca.com/ ?Brenden?

    A phrase I’ve heard a countless amount of times????

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Dammit. I am going to go home and re-watch it. Maybe you all are more fluent in hood/prison speak because I thought she said she had the dang baby in prison. And if she has three kids…why was she only talking about one?

  • Milanisti

    LOL, or when they change their number:
    “how did you get THIS number”

  • Blaque Mahogany

    If only I could blame it on her. I thought I heard it with my own ears.

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    so, Iyanla was on the show too? :confused:

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    I tell people, I gave you my number for you. Not for you top five other people unless it’s publishers clearing house since my address has changed.

  • Bootcampgirl

    I just read this entire article while she was in prison, no jail baby and she’s a Gemini…

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Somebody said this is Tara and Amina in their apartments.

    And Jesus wept……. *dead*

  • Just Keya

    I would like an apology when you find that clip and see she did not have a jail baby. Thanks in advance.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I hate Iyanla’s fake therapist azz.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!! Noooooooo, he has 3 kids from a previous relationship and she has one from a previous relationship. *dead*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    lmbo…maybe.

  • Just Keya

    Fuggin DEAD!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey there Ashy ….. my sugar honey nuts how you

  • harley_quinn2.0

    LOL

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    She has 1 and Poose has 3.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ^^^^^^^^THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kinggg

    Say what you want but soulja has a lot of money and fans he wrote and produced a lot of his songs which is why he’s so rich and still getting paid but he does have fans he makes trap music you may not be a fan but he got fans…. somewhere

  • Bootcampgirl

    I think she’s the one with a meme saying she looks like Arsenio Hall

  • Milanisti

    LOL, still with the kids Blaque?

  • 100milesperhour

    She got married in prison, she said she chose not to get pregnant while there too. This is how rumors gets started.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I can’t let it go…

  • Blaque Mahogany

    LMBO… shut up. Don’t judge me.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    So Blaque over here correcting us but she ain’t got the answers LMAO

  • Bella

    ????????

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I saw that this morning. Lol.

    Dumb azzes.

  • http://Coveredca.com/ ?Brenden?

    Meh…Wish I could have stayed with @DTTS. Hate coming home after trips?

  • Just Keya

    *waits on “I’m sorry yall” *

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead* She ain’t get eem, but high 5 to her for still trying to get that point across. LMAO

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    Next time, you’ll probably be able to blame her.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I just saw two baby dolls come out a gift bag lol ….. chile Hey bew

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    chile, you better step byke out and get some fresh air in your lung, ranch your nose out with a Clorox wipe, and give honor to that bbq plate!

  • Just Keya

    It’s sad and funny because it is them. smdh. Just a real life mess.

  • Just Keya

    Her recaps are the best! lol lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lmbo…y’all will not gang up on me like yall do other people. lol.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Rofl…let me be halfway great.

  • Just Keya

    Yup, because Pap said he wants babies with HER! lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awwww what trip …. you didn’t bring me nothing back ?

  • Just Keya

    LMAO!

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    you gone let us see the draft email afore you send it? CRINE.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You bout to get the Sybil treatment ???

  • http://Coveredca.com/ ?Brenden?

    ?Judging by this burning sensation in my crotchal area, I do think I may have brought something back????

  • Bella

    The fact that Brandy and Monica were teenagers and Tara and Amina are well into their 30’s makes it sad. They too old for that bullshyt.

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    delayed… so hateful… ROFL!

  • Good Day

    DeAndre accused Bernstein of hacking his emails, according to Gawker.com.
    ^^^^^
    Sorry DeAndre. Reporters and the orgs they write for are the LEAST tech savvy folks on this planet.

    Try again son.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Real tears ???

  • Blaque Mahogany

    BELLA is back…give y’all mean heauxs something to do so y’all can get off my thread. Rofl.

  • JustCoastWitHa

    and Gucci Bandana ! lol

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    New sad azz post on deck.

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    Who is Bella?

  • Nilla B.Sweet

    Ain’t gone happen cause ya’ll judging her.

  • Canary Red

    I didn’t know he had so much bishness in him until I stumbled upon LAHH reunion. WOW!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO. Ion think we gon get one.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    What yo sign is???

  • Canary Red

    LOL, I just caught that!!!!!

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    ROFL!!!! c’mon…. bring it in… :hugs:
    …LMAO!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO!!!!!!!!! Just threw her azz to the damn wolves. *dead*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Libra. What does that mean? You into horoscopes. Break it down…

    P.S. I am not LIBRAGIRL.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Smith Homes is one of the bigger projects here.
    Ride thru that bytch and it’s like and Exotic Bird Sanctuary. You see all hues of blue, green, purple, and pink just chirping around the neighborhood.

  • Mela Reign

    This is another little snot booger that makes me itch! I watched that reunion show and that baby looked like he had on pancake number 22, you no the foundation Little Richard wears….wooooooooooooooo!, Shut up!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It’s every man for himself/herself. LOL

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    MY MAMA! famous for giving out your number to ‘stray’ cousins and folks you don’t really know, but they want you to donate to the upcoming family reeyune.smh. I be like Ma! how did ‘cousin’ betty mae get MY number??!! then she gets tickled and can’t explain herself, smh…

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    And that shyt was spot on.

  • Just Keya

    DEAD as hell. hahahahah

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    lawd, if you aint read my mine today! :ghost:

  • Just Keya

    *tears*

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Yes. A sprite indeed. Then looked up at me like I was interrupting him.

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    lawd my sides are hurtin me :tears:

  • Just Keya

    Like he at home and shyt! The damn nerve. Nasty ass

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO!!!!!!!!! Into them a lil. I just knew you were a damn Virgo, tho. Hubby is a Virgo, and he will argue you down till yall both blue in the face, and be wrong as hell. LMAO. Then after all is forgotten, here he come back talking about, “you were right, but……”

  • Just Keya

    Hey now! They said you were back. “I told yall” (in my Boosie daughter’s voice)

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    Hey Shug! :doublekiss: (like the French)
    that’s not a bad idea though… Iyanla should take the doll babies on a tour! she can go from place to place throwing em into the laps of irresponsible fathers everywhere. *goes to find the number for O.W.N.*

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    you don’t be so hard on Rhonda; she has helped some people! :chase:

  • http://Coveredca.com/ ?Brenden?

    ????

  • http://Coveredca.com/ ?Brenden?

    ???Iz so lonely???

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. Frfr I have strong Virgo tendencies. I think that’s the one. Let me go look. I work with a Libra and I think we looked it up before. WE are polar opposites. She is a libra to a T.

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Did you see the Creep Squad video with Rich Dollars, Peter Gunz and Cisco???????????? *dead as hell*

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    rofl!

  • SlantedEyezPrime

    Betta find where they taped the reunion and get the money he made it rain with off the flo!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I was crackin up saying, Blaque is a damn Virgo. LOL.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I mean you are probably right. To me she gives decent grandmother/motherly advice. BUT I think the majority of the people on her show need real therapy…from a licensed professional…with a degree…that sort for an exam…that has to pay malpractice insurance….

    She’s a joke to me, beloved.

  • GuestSTAR

    Wait, and he didn’t make it rain, didn’t throw out 1 dollar.

  • Monday

    Only people from the “ghetto” seem to have money to buy this ish… A regular skateboard goes for 40$ AND it’s good exercise.

    This is the most LAZIEST invention. But hood folks are all into it.

    And they STILL won’t pay their rent on time… ?

  • iyonah

    He is just doing his job though… sharing his number was low and petty.

  • 25%

    When I was blogging, I had two cell phones: a personal phone and one for media inquiries/contacts/tips. My media phone was untraceable, paid for with cash.

  • Miany

    lol…(whispers) Blaque…you are making it up…she specifically said she did not want her, the baby or pap to go through a pregnancy and delivery while she was in jail. she only has one child…he was 7 when she went in and 14 when she came out.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. I appreciate you whispering. Lol.

  • MookieFly

    Please tell me he did not end that sentence with “Bizness” ???

  • Satin Panther

    Man fluck hooverboards! The chit is spontaneously combusting on people’s feet. No thank you!

  • MookieFly

    Poor kid was about to throw a tantrum on the reunion proclaiming he had some money. That mess was awkward as hell

  • MookieFly

    Poor kid was about to throw a tantrum on the reunion proclaiming he had some money. That mess was awkward as hell

  • Fendi

    Since SE opted out of a LHHNY recap, I’m just going to leave this right HERE.

  • Fendi

    Since SE opted out of a LHHNY recap, I’m just going to leave this right HERE.

  • MookieFly

    She just got some extra teef. Makes the mouth area look funny.

  • Fendi

    He has a large number of Twitter followers for years. The problem is, when he was at 3 million followers, he released an album that sold about 30k copies the week it was released. That’s a flop by industry standards. I realized then that followers don’t equal dollars.

    Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian are 2 examples of the same philosophy. Nicki has had to repackage and repurpose Roman and Pink Friday, despite having tens of millions of Twitter followers. Kim’s show doesn’t have the viewership it should, considering her staggering social media following.

    I think the follows are fabricated in conjunction with Twitter and IG, solely for the purpose of keeping people socially “relevant.”

  • Canary Red

    ??? exactly!!!!!

    Oh Mitch!

  • Wildcat34

    Sandra, please stop killing me with the…washed up rapper introduction! LMAO!!!

  • VV

    Say no to drugs kids or you will end up like this dummy

  • VV

    Say no to drugs kids or you will end up like this dummy

  • MzFutureLCSW

    “That just means i’m doing my job,” he said.
    No it does not.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Lmao @ “but he got fans…. somewhere” I DIED!

  • Kinggg

    Cause I ain’t buy a soulja boy song not never lmfaoooo I do love hop up out my bedddd turn my swag on, other than that ……. As far as buying his songs It wasn’t me “shaggy voice”

  • AuditDOD

    Um you a reporter but can’t use proper grammar and punctuation… Gtfoh…

  • GuestSTAR

    $1500 a piece????? They sellin this sht in different colors on Evine for $399 each.

  • TupacsFemaleDoppelganger

    LOL!! He asked “how did you get my number” just like Damon Dash did in the movie State Property!! Comedy!!!

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    What about other income like iTunes?

  • Nancy Drew-Dis Girl is on Fye!

    you said beloved… I can’t… :ghost:

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    If he has proof SB tweeted his number, press charges. People, we can find out anything about you, all the way down to your social security number. I used to do skip tracing and know Lexis Nexis and numerous other sources like the back of my hand. If I want information about your last physical, I can get it. Yeah hipaa, hipaa, hipaa. I can get it. Most people aren’t this important, plus I bore easily, so you’re safe. But uh, yeah.

    How did you get my number? LOL cuz you’re so off limits? Remember, regular people work at cell companies and banks. I have a friend who works for a major bank and can tell you to the last penny what’s in many A-list folks accounts. True story. You just don’t walk around talking about it. And hell, it aint our money, so you really don’t talk about it. I worked in skip tracing and of course could see activity on delinquent accounts, but had access to over 500 different banks. If said celebrity spent 10g’s at a restaurant, I could see. If his/her credit score was at 500, yet they’re on a number 1 rated tv show, I knew it.

    Point being, your information is there for the taking. It’s easy to get regular employees of these places to give reports and blogs whatever you want. How do you think Sandra and others have so many inside scoops?

  • 88

    Hoverboards? Pure laziness the only ppl that need to be on those are the elderly.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    All I’ll say is this the most those boards were selling for was 400 he put his name on them and thought he could sell them at 1200-1500 each the moment one of those raggedy as boards sold he should have known something was up further I caught wind I’m not sure how true this is but he is suppose to be selling those light up shoe thingys sorry but LA GEAR did that late 80s early 90s I heard he is flipping them light things from 20 bucks a pop to 100+ a pop just by adding his name to them now am I knocking his hustle certainly NOT but when you mark up your stuff that high without a real backing meaning your name alone don’t hold that much weight guess what you open yourself up to? being taken advantage of and screwed is it right? no but it’s gone happen. He got all that money off of folks being ignorant eventually those ignorant folks wise up and realize they been had and they come back with vengeance.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Chile shade like sheit!!! Prolly all of 5 folks called his phone ?? he was better no real petty and messy

  • Sheyonce

    This isn’t news, it’s kids being kids. “stop it” “no, you stop it”…I can’t…

  • Sheyonce

    Kids these days…

    I don’t wish failure on anyone, but I’m secretly waiting for his well to run dry so he can fade away already.

  • Sheyonce

    LOL I didn’t look at it that way, but yeah, that was shade lol.

  • Canary Red

    SPEAK!!!!!

  • Disqus

    Two clowns

  • Jo bell

    Well spotted!! that was well disguised shade I missed it first time lol