The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office January decision to hit Soulja Boy with two felony weapons possession charges and a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property may ultimately result in a quirky bit of jurisprudence. While Soulja Boy will avoid the four years behind bars that could’ve potentially came with the three charges after a January police search of his home yielded an assault weapon and a stolen police handgun, his resulting plea deal allegedly has some interesting stipulations.
“Under the deal, he got 5 years probation and he’ll do 240 days of community labor,” TMZ reports. “He’s not allowed to threaten anyone or possess any deadly weapons, not even [a] replica or toy gun.”
During the January arrest, Soulja Boy was still on probation for a previous firearms case and was not supposed to be in possession of any weapons. If the TMZ report is true, the new probation terms double down on the firearms ban but allow him to leave to country for touring purposes as long as he gets permission in advance from his probation officer. Some typical probation terms may include anything from restraining orders to regular drug testing.
If Soulja Boy has truly been banned from being around any real or toy firearms, this probably means the end of any potential repeats of the #SouljaBoyChallenge. Joe Budden, Lil Durk, Mike Epps, and others got in some laughs at Soulja Boy’s expense to close out 2016 after Soulja Boy’s video interview with DJ Vlad went viral. The Vlad clip—complete with vintage Batman-style sound effects—featured Soulja Boy detailing how he supposedly shot a few masked invaders who attempted to rob him.