Jake Paul is the latest person that Soulja Boy has squared up on Instagram. The pair traded insults over social media, and Soulja offered Paul money to lace up his gloves. To add another little jab ahead of the potential fight, Paul low-key questioned Soulja's finances, saying that he'd happily put up $20 million for the whole fight if Soulja couldn't cover the wager.
"I'm trying to fight him. I know it will blow up," Paul said to TMZ reporters, pointing out that he doesn't have a serious beef with him. "I don't like some of the stuff he's recently done, but it's more business. ... There's just a lot of controversy around him, and I think people would like to see him get knocked out."
Paul added that he understands if people want to see him hit the mat.
"I'm sure people want to see me get knocked out so that's why it will be a big fight," he said.
When TMZ asked him if he had $20 million to spare, Paul told the paparazzo to "check the Forbes list." The YouTube star pulled in $21.5 million in 2018, a hefty chunk of change but well behind a 7-year-old toy reviewer. He thinks that Soulja can't pony up that kind of cash.
"Naw, I don't think he does [have $20 million]," Paul said. "He's always like capping."
Paul is no stranger to celebrity boxing. He fought fellow YouTuber Deji and won handily.