With dozens of fans gathered in the promotion area and looking down from the mall’s interior verandas, Soulja Boy put on a surprise performance.
Appearing alongside representatives from MPT, IntelMax, and The Helping Hands Project, which are sponsoring tomorrow’s event, Soulja Boy posed for photos with fans and answered questions.
One of the sponsors asked the artist about his plans to fight singer Chris Brown in a boxing match. Soulja answered: “That’s kind of in the past, you know what I’m sayin’? You move on, you move past things, you get into situations with people. That’s behind me now, you know what I’m sayin’? Much love to him. Wish him the best. Much respect.”
When asked his opinion of US President Donald Trump, the “Crank That” artist quipped: “Soulja Boy runnin’ for president. Soon, very soon. Soulja Boy is gonna be the new president.”
He then clarified: “You know, it is what it is, you know? In the country where I’m from, you wanna bring the people together. We’re all about promoting positivity and peace and love, so I just hope that he can just keep everybody together and we all can come together as one people.”
One reporter asked Soulja about his first impressions of Yangon. He said: “I love it so much. I love it. It’s good to be here. I took a long, long, long flight to be here. I love the people. I love the fans. It’s great to be here, and I can’t wait to come back.”
American artist Nelly and Korean singer CL were originally meant to join Soulja Boy on the UnderDawg Festival roster on May 13, but the organizers announced on May 7 that those acts had to be rescheduled. The announcement said Nelly was preoccupied with “emergency family issues”.