Exactly one week after the news broke that Soulja Boy wished he could thank slavemasters for being able to bring us from Africa to enable us to acquire "ice and tattoos," comes the inevitable apology. The "ringtone rapper" is now insisting that his comment was taken out of context. Tourè's interview, Soulja Boy insists, was not something he actually wanted to do. Believing the interview was be a mock interview because most of the questions "wasn't making no sense," Soulja Boy decided to up the ante and show his ass by delivering an answer so shocking that most Hip Hop media outlets didn't cover it.
The only problem (and there are several) is that the interview wasn't a mock interview at all. Interviewer Tourè was administering the Proust questionnaire in an attempt to ask questions not typical of the usual questions asked of rappers. In the original article, Tourè explains that,
I decided it'd be fun to give all the rappers part of the Proust questionnaire. I thought it'd be a way to get beyond image and into who they really are. Most of the guys gave good, thoughtful, intelligent, sensitive answers. I asked Juelz Santana, "How would you like to die?" He said, "Loved."
A quick glance at the Proust questionnaire reveals it to be an objective list of questions that could reveal some deep-seated drives and emotions...if answered correctly by someone not so intent upon looking at an objective answer such as "What historical figure do you most hate?" as a chance to act like a callous, immature fool.