A judge on Tuesday sentenced rapper Soulja Boy to serve 8 months in jail for violating the terms of his probation. The humble rapper was in court Tuesday after his arrest earlier this month for failing to perform his court-ordered community service.
Soulja, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, entered the courtroom in handcuffs and wearing a prison-issued orange uniform. “Good morning your honor,” he said to the judge.
The judge said he previously found the 28-year-old in violation of his parole for possession of ammunition and producing bogus records to prove he performed his community service.
The judge originally planned to sentence Soulja to 2 years but he decided to show leniency and cut his sentence to 240 days or 8 months. He began serving his sentence immediately minus 40 days for time served.
The judge was not swayed when the rapper’s attorney said he had an “awakening” during his 20 days behind bars.
While he was locked up, someone broke into Soulja’s Agoura Hills home and ransacked the place, stealing $1 million worth of jewelry and cash.
Soulja was arrested after police served a warrant during a raid in February and cops found ammunition during the search. Cops initially arrested Soulja after his ex-girlfriend claimed that Soulja tied her up and held her captive in his garage.
After he was released from jail last month, Soulja took to his Instagram Story to brag that he was not going out like Tekashi 6ix9ine, the NY rapper who is currently being held in a federal prison awaiting trial on multiple felony RICO charges.