Soulja Boy has apologised for using vulgar language in public, admitting that it may set a bad example for his young fans.
The 18-year-old rap star, who touches on some risqué themes in his music and has used profanities in his YouTube videos, said in an interview this week that he wants to change his ways and set a good example.
“Over the past few months, I’ve had a chance to meet a lot of my fans face to face and it made me realize that I got a large fan base of kids that look up to me,” he told the Associated Press. “I have a greater responsibility to the kids that want to be like Soulja Boy (and) I need set a positive example for them.”
Soulja Boy, who earned a Grammy nomination last year for his hit ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ and just released a new album ‘iSouljaBoyTellem’, added that although he can do his part to set a positive example, the role model responsibility falls on the shoulders of parents.
“I wouldn’t say a role model because I think parents or a guardian should be a kid’s main role model, but from now on, I’m going to make sure that every kid that looks up to me will get a positive image that the kids and parents can trust,” he said.
–By our Los Angeles staff.