Soulja Boy Stole His Name?

 |  December 10, 2007
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By: Rizoh

      Teen rap sensation Soulja Boy (born DeAndre Way) has been sued for trademark infringement by a man who says he first coined the stage name. Willie Lyons, an obscure rapper, claims he has been known as Souljah Boy for twelve years and has initiated legal proceedings against the more popular rap artist.

      In a letter published by gossip blogger Perez Hilton, Lyons states that a complaint has been filed in a federal court against “Souljah Boy, his record label, attorney & manager in connection with his blatant infringement of Mr. Lyons’ trademark.”

      Soulja Boy has not yet responded to the claims.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/jsmouth200 jrell08

    i really dont care about soulja boy anyways to me he’s garbage

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/DPKalltheway synicade518

    so dere it iz ppl ya boi souljboy or shall i say soulja wanna be iz a fake n a pussy

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/DaBoss DaBoss100

    NOW DATS DUMB…..HOW HE GONE SUE THE MAN AND HIS NAME IS “SOULJA BOY TELL’EM.COM” AND HIS NAME JUST “SOULJA BOY”????LOL

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/BlackBeast BlackBeast18

    soulja boy should be sue for his music!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/ziggy45417 Barnaby M. Willow

    yea soulja is ass,but the whole name thing maybe if people was as smart as they should b they would own themselves as entertainers

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/J_the_Great Julius the Gr8

    Willie Lyons you been souja boy for 12 yrs. and nobody knows you, just change ya name you lame. plus i doubt if souja boy tellem is even going to be around in a year so this case don’t matter

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/SICK-DOGG SICKO

    HEY I REMEMBER A SOULJAH BOY FROM MO THUGS FAMILY HE APPEARS IN THAT SONG CALLED “THUG DEVOTION”

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/TyJones_11 get_em_jones

    This is boring, but it is funny how they said he is suing the more popular rapper….hate, hate, hate, hate.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/joanna78 4acresblahblah

    Souljah needs to stay in school and get some education, cuz I think his little rap gimmick is gonna bite the dust!!! But who knows?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/faronkibler0922 faron0922

    I’m like the dude before Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em….not…
    Souljah Boy…Besides the spelling is different….Spelling changes a lot of things!!!!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/122356 j smoove1

    nigga fuck soulja boy fuck willie lump lump shiz mixtape in stores soon and jamal mida mixtape in stores now!

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/datnigga87 K-Tac87

    who cares…lol

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/DPKalltheway synicade518

    so dere it iz ppl ya boi souljboy or shall i say soulja wanna be iz a fake n a pussy