American rapper Soulja Boy has taken a real liking to video games as of late, but he hasn't exactly gone about things the right way, especially after dropping a confusing rap about The Legend of Zelda.
The 28-year-old, named DeAndre Cortez, really seemed to upset Nintendo after stamping his name on a bunch of knock-off consoles bearing hundreds of unlicensed ROMs that quickly saw him taken to task. One of these was called the SouljaBoy Mini, which was basically a remodeled Game Boy. However, the gig did not last long and the website set up for that particular venture now redirects visitors to Nintendo's 3DS store.
Last month, he discovered Respawn's Apex Legends, like pretty much everyone else, and naturally took a liking to the free-to-play battle royale, even declaring that he's in the process of starting up an eSports team.
Of course, that wasn't the first time he revealed plans to put together a band of gaming brothers. The Souljaboytellem artist announced that he wanted to recruit players to compete in various tournaments late last year after receiving inspiration from Twitch streamer Ninja.
The latest bit regarding Soulja Boy and his newfound love pertains to The Legend of Zelda, and he went back to his roots for this one, dropping a rap track with instrumentals from the popular Nintendo title.
Rather unsurprisingly, he doesn't seem to know what he's talking about. The rapper seems completely unaware of the fact that Zelda is simply the name of the game (and the damsel in distress players are tasked with saving) and not the actual protagonist, who's named Link.
The song has left Nintendo and Zelda fans boiling over, but even more curiously, Soulja Boy refers to Rupees as "green diamonds."
We're sure you're itching to hear this track by now but, due to the extremely coarse language, it cannot be found here. Instead, we have this straightforward claim from the man himself regarding the retirement of Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime.
I made him retire 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/ibQiCfIHjZ— Soulja Boy “Young Drako” 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) February 22, 2019
If you really want to hear what Soulja Boy has to tell em' about Zelda and them green diamonds, you can head over to this video on YouTube. Who knows? You might like it, it's pretty catchy.
As for Nintendo, we can't imagine that it's very happy with him right now.