Soulja Boy Released From Jail Nearly Five Months Early
Soulja Boy just got an early birthday gift.
On Sunday (July 14), the rapper was released from the Van Nuys Jail in Van Nuys, Calif., nearly five months before the end of his original sentence, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department records.
The rapper is back on the streets after only serving about three months of his time given. TMZ reports police sources tell them the reason for his early departure is "a combination of good behavior, time served and overcrowding."
SB was originally sentenced to 240 days in jail back in April for violating his probation. The violation stems from a raid conducted on his L.A.-area home for an unrelated matter where authorities discovered ammunition the entertainer was not allowed to be in possession of due to stipulations of his probationary period.
Last month, Soulja checked in with fans via phone and promised the biggest comeback of 2019 when he got out.
"Shout out to all the fans that been writing me," he said. "I been reading all y'all letters. I appreciate it. I'm going on tour. Like I said, the biggest comeback of 2019. Jail? Jail? Come on, man. You know I do this. Shout out to everybody that's been holding me down, come to visit me, putting money on my books. I love all my fans, it ain't over. It's a minor setback for a major comeback."
While he was incarcerated, the kidnapping case he was also fighting was thrown out due to lack of evidence. Soulja's new album How Can You Blame Me? is set to drop on July 28.
XXL has reached out to Soulja Boy's team for comment.
See 18 Rappers Who've Been Arrested in 2019