Soulja Boy has taken to social media to claim that he’s the one who “invented Logan Paul”.
In a running joke that has been going on for years, the rapper has claimed on numerous occasions that there isn’t a trend in pop culture that he hasn’t had a hand in.
His list of ‘I did it first’ claims range from being the first rapper to own a Lamborghini phone and multi-colour Rolex to being the first to become a successful rapper from YouTube; he even claimed that Drake, who was recently named Artist of the Decade by Billboard, copied his “whole fucking flow”.
Following this weekend’s exhibition boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul, who managed to go the distance with the champion boxer, Soulja Boy has now added another addition to his growing list of trendsetting moments.
The rapper went back through his Twitter archives to find a photograph of him and Paul from 2015. In the picture, Paul displays injuries to his face – makeup from the set of a music video.
Retweeting the six-year-old photograph, Soulja Boy trolled Paul, writing: “The day I punched him down I invented Logan Paul.” He included a boxing glove and crying face emoji in the tweet.
The day I punched him down 🥊 🤣 I invented Logan paul https://t.co/gisc0bpp6V
— Soulja Boy (Big Draco) (@souljaboy) June 7, 2021
Many fans took to Twitter to join in on the fun, tweeting their responses and creating their own memes. See some of them below.
— cpain SODMG (@CpainBeatz) June 7, 2021
Neil Armstrong: "I'm the first man to land on the moon"
Soulja Boy: pic.twitter.com/OMMkWpZDPS
— DME 🇳🇦 (@dme__363) June 7, 2021
Floyd Mayweather: I beat up Logan Paul first
Soulja Boy: pic.twitter.com/wqrWkzCJyF
— isael🌹 (@Isael_G) June 7, 2021
What isn’t Soulja Boy the first to do? pic.twitter.com/DD7FdRbn1L
— Dobbo 💥 (@DobboHHT) June 7, 2021
first rapper to fight logan paul
— Belit (@Belitthenut) June 7, 2021
Soulja Boy was the first rapper on the pokedex pic.twitter.com/Lfmvfbo2pY
— Bombastic Beano (@Tuberboi8) June 7, 2021
The controversial YouTuber wore the card around his neck as he stepped into the ring, keeping it encased in a plastic wallet throughout. At the following press conference, Paul was spotted wearing it again and was asked about the value of the card.
“It’s a BGS 10 Charizard,” Paul explained, “first edition Charizard. It’s one of three in the world. It is my prized possession. Ever since I got this graded at a ten, the momentum in my life has been crazy. It’s my good luck charm.”
He added: “I mean now, shit, this is a million-dollar card, baby. This is the card I walked out [with] to the Floyd Mayweather fight. This is a million-dollar card.”