"I'm taking y'all to court:" Rapper Soulja Boy threatens lawsuit over Twitch ban

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Commercially successful rapper Soulja Boy was banned from Twitch twice in a single day last week, under mysterious circumstances. In a new series of Tweets published on Wednesday, the rapper, who is best known for his 2007 No. 1 chart-topping song Crank That, threatened to sue Twitch if they don't give him his account back.


"I can't believe Twitch can just ban you without any proof or explanation" Soulja Boy said on Twitter. "This doesn't feel right, I gotta sue these people. . . If y'all don't give me my account back, I'm taking y'all to court @Twitch @TwitchSupport"



A few minutes after his initial tweets on the matter, the rapper continued saying: "I need the best lawyer money can buy, DM me I got millions I wanna sue twitch, I feel like they are racist. They ban me without no explanation. I will not stand for this."



He went on to Tweet #boycotttwitch and #Twitchisracist, along with asking "who is the CEO of Twitch and where can I find this n***** at?"


When he streams, Soulja Boy plays games and engages with the just chatting category, connecting with fans via the live stream platform.


He is a controversial figure, having faced allegations of sexual assault from a former assistant earlier this year and having served prison time for violation probation following weapon possession charges in 2019. He denied all allegations of sexual assault, and It is unclear if those allegations played any role in his ban. According to the rapper, Twitch has not provided an explanation for his ban.


If he goes through with his lawsuit, Soulja Boy would join the likes of Dr. Disrespect, who announced his intention to sue the platform following his own high-profile unexplained ban in June of 2020. 


Twitch bans often stir controversy. Most recently, HasanAbi, Vaush, and others were banned from Twitch over their use of the term "cracker", with Twitch labeling the term a 'hateful slur'. This has sparked a huge debate online about the usage of the term cracker and Twitch's role in censoring online discourse.

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