NEW YORK (AP) — Soulja Boy is pulling a Kanye about Kanye West. The rapper's breakthrough song, Crank Dat (Soulja Boy), was up for the best rap song Grammy in 2008 but lost to West's party anthem, the T-Pain-assisted Good Life.
Soulja Boy says initially he “wasn't really thinking about it'' and was optimistic that he would “get it next year.''
Now, the 20-year-old says while recording his recently released third album, The DeAndre Way, he felt like he “should have got that Grammy.”
The new CD has a song titled Grammy, which features singer-songwriter Ester Dean. Soulja Boy hopes that after the Grammy committee hears the track, it will change its “perception.”
West has earned 14 Grammys; Soulja Boy has not been up for an award since Crank Dat was nominated.