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Soulja Boy released from jail, returning to business of promoting new straight-to-DVD movie on Twitter

If anything about DeAndre “Soulja Boy” Cortez Way’s recent troubles with the law can be described as “convenient,” it’s the fact that the rapper was released from a Georgia jail in time to promote the fuck out of his new, straight-to-DVD movie, the cryptically titled Soulja Boy: The Movie. Way’s first, tweeted words to his fans, after being released from Carol County Jail on a $10,000 bond: “Soulja Boy The Movie,” followed by several retweets and an appreciative note to the fans that gathered outside the jail, then the Amazon link for… Soulja Boy: The Movie. (His post-release tweets weren’t all self-motivated: For good measure, Way threw in a nod to his fellow trending topic, the CNN-Western Republican Leadership Conference Debate.) Given the fact that Way’s rise to hip-hop prominence was based in part on a constant social-networking presence, his online hustle for Soulja Boy: The Movie isn’t exactly uncharacteristic—but if you’re the Carol County prosecutin’ type, you might also see it as Soulja Boy working to make up for the three guns, five-plus ounces of pot, and $46,000 cash that were seized from his vehicle Tuesday morning. Dude should probably start at-replying some decent legal representation in between publicity surges. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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