*Although Soulja Boy’s camp has already announced they will remove his anti-military track “Let’s Be Real” from his upcoming album, “Respect My Hustle,” U.S. officials are threatening to keep the disc out of military base stores if the song remains.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), which oversees merchandise sold on military bases, says they will not stock “Respect My Hustle” on their shelves if the track makes the final cut.
As previously reported, Soulja Boy’s rep, Debby Coda, told TMZ.com the rapper’s management team and record label have been trying to remove the song from the web since Friday, and that the song itself was “hastily and foolishly posted to the Internet” and wasn’t approved for the album. She also said it will never be available for purchase.
Soulja Boy (full name: DeAndre Cortez Way) says he’s also willing to perform free shows for the military and meet with service members to make up for the song, which includes lyrics, “f–k all the army troops.”
LTC Thomas Shrader from the AAFES tells TMZ the lyrics “are unacceptable and not the kind of thing we would want to market.”