In a turn of events that no one could have predicted, the first beef of 2017 goes to Chris Brown and Soulja Boy. And obviously, the Internet is having a ball.
According to Soulja Boy, he received an angry phone call from Chris Brown after he dropped a few heart-eyed emojis under a photo of Brown’s ex, Karrueche Tran. Tran – who was simply posting a photo from her recent Jamaican vacation – became the spark that set off a spree of back and forths between the two artists. Also adding to the clusterf**k of foolishness was Orlando Brown, whose tangential beef with Soulja Boy also took a turn in the form of a new diss track. Needless to say, Twitter had enough material to go all the way in.
From who should officiate the Soulja and Breezy’s boxing match, to movie scenes that best describe their confrontation, to gifs that sum up all of our faces, here are the best reactions to the most left-field beef of 2017 so far.
Thank us later.
Soulja Boy really wake up put celebrity names in a hat and select one without looking to see who he can beef with weekly— Literally Shaking (@NawRob) January 3, 2017
We should've left Soulja Boy in 2008 😭— PASO CASH (@PasoCash) January 3, 2017
So Soulja Boy Was Born In Chicago. Went To Atlanta. Went To Mississippi. Came To La. Now He Claiming Piru On BOMPTON?!? How That Make Sense. pic.twitter.com/0wjwG6F9vT— Jnawsty (@_Johnathann1) January 3, 2017
If you would've told me in 2005 that the guys that made "crank dat" and "Yo!" would be engaging in gun talk I would've had you drug tested.— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) January 3, 2017
If Chris Brown and Soulja Boy box... Orlando Brown should be the commentator. RT to make this happen— YaLocalWhiteBoy (@NoHoesGeorge) January 3, 2017
When Soulja Boy and Chris Brown meet up to fight pic.twitter.com/Ta1oBEw9k5— Kenny G (@DaRealKhefner) January 3, 2017
Chris Brown has yet to loose a beef against a celebrity. Soulja Boy is gonna be his next victim.— MAURICE (@Maurice5589) January 3, 2017
mtv needs to bring back celebrity death match— terrell manziel ⊰∞⊱ (@onetreetrill) January 3, 2017
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(Photo from left: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET, Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M)