Soulja Boy vs Chris Brown… The Fight of the Century?
Beef, a slang word used to describe when a person has a problem with another person or persons. In a day and age where social media is such a big tool in communication and self-promotion, a number of conflicts between celebrities and well-known people have happened. First, the Earth was blessed with the Drake and Meek Mill beef, a conflict that was simply solved with tweets and diss songs. Since then the number of conflicts has skyrocketed. The latest case of this arguing epidemic is the beef between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy. These two men aren’t new to being in the spotlight due to arguments with other celebrities. Both men have had a multitude of social media wars with other celebrities and artists. This beef, however, is different. Both men have agreed to put the phones down, pick up the gloves, and settle it in a three-round boxing match. The picture above shows how some believe the fight could be depicted.
You may be asking yourself, ¨what started this hate fueled fight”? The answer is simple. This is all about a girl; a reason many other men have fought over since the beginning of time. This woman is Karrueche Tran. For those who do not know, Karrueche is an actress/model and to add insult to injury Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend. Soulja Boy ignited the flame of this fight by liking a multitude of Karrueche’s pictures as well as commenting flirty remarks. After this onslaught of likes and comments, Chris Brown was infuriated and called Soulja on his personal cell phone. The call consisted of insults, hatred, and threats. Soulja Boy, knowing this would give him much-needed publicity, went to Instagram to expose the situation along with insulting and threatening the fellow artist. The events that occurred following this post were the basic run of the mill arguments.
A few days passed of what seemed like the basic Instagram arguing and then everything changed. Chris Brown posted a video asking Soulja Boy to agree to a three round boxing match in an effort to show young African Americans and minorities to put the guns down and fight like men. Soulja Boy, pressured by media and the fear of embarrassment, agreed to the fight and promised he will knock out Chris. After this agreement, things unfolded in the most entertaining way. Chris Brown and Soulja both have 3 months to train and in a weird twist of events, Chris Brown will be trained by the one and only Mike Tyson. After this news hit the internet, Tyson thought it would be a great idea to release a diss song where the boxing legend raps and sings promising that he will train Chris to knock out Soulja. In the diss song, which is titled ” If You Show Up” Mike sings ” If you show up it’s going down, he’s going to knock you out.” After this release, the internet erupted with memes and tweets mocking the legend, but in the process, it provided the fight with great marketing.
If this fight happens and everything goes as planned, the real question is who would win? Will it be the 6′ 1” Chris Brown or the 5′ 8″ Soulja Boy? After a poll of 15 of students, 11 said that Chris Brown would win due to the fact that he is bigger and more athletic, and the other 4 students said Soulja would win because he is the underdog. When asked, Mr. Westanbarger said, ” Soulja Boy will win because he will turn his swag on and find a way to win.” This fight has not yet gotten an official date, but it is rumored that the event could take place at the end of March. Until then, we can only wait and see if this great event happens and satisfies all the eager fans.
By: Miguel Balcarcel
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