I get rumors gone out of control. Sometimes a joke gets taken out of context or a member of the media misinterprets something he or she sees, and then outlet after outlet runs with the bogus story. Those mistakes happen, especially in the internet-fueled twenty-four news cycle, but there's a big difference between that and a celebrity just openly lying for no apparent reason. That's what Soulja Boy and his crew did yesterday after announcing the rapper had purchased a lavish fifty-five million dollar jet in celebration of his twenty-first birthday.

According to TMZ, their reporters verified the story with not only Soulja himself but two members of his management team. Later, the musician even went on the radio and bragged about being “G5” status. All lies. A new spokesman for Soulja Boy released a statement earlier today admitting the entire plane purchase was “not true”.

Why the hell would he lie about this? Anyone with a shred of common sense would have to realize the truth would out itself. It's like a high school kid telling friends his hot girlfriend from out of town is going to show up at the next dance. Sooner or later, everyone's going to know the whole thing was fabricated. Then again, maybe he knew he'd be outed and was just playing a practical joke to see how far the media would take it. Is that giving him too much credit?

What do you think? Was this an inside joke perpetrated by Soulja Boy and his crew or was it a complete lie he got called out on? Vote in the poll below and let us know what you think…

Why Did Soulja Boy Lie About The Plane?

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