Soulja Boy concertgoers got a rude awakening as they headed to a concert at a Minnesota university on Friday, as protesters vent their anger that an artist who raps 'degrading' lyrics was booked to perform.
The Crank That (Soulja Boy) hitmaker was paid more than $25,000 (£17,000) to perform a sell out show at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).
When he arrived at the venue, the rapper was stunned to be met by a peaceful protest, organised by student Arielle Schnur. Soulja Boy wrote on his Twitter.com blog ahead of the gig, "WTF (what the f**k) I'm in minesota (sic) its a group of maf**kaz prtoesting (sic) my show. This s**t on all the news."
But Schnur, who rallied a group of bands to perform at her campus protest, was determined to send a message to the university's entertainment committee - which booked Soulja Boy.
She told the Duluth News Tribune, "This isnít OK for this to happen. To bring in an artist that degrades half the student body as sex objects and the other half as sexual assault perpetrators; that form of degradation is not acceptable.