According to a somewhat bizarrely written TMZ story, an accidentally well-timed investment in a soap company has reportedly given Soulja Boy some extra money as people continue to panic over the coronavirus. If exactly as reported, that's good news for him, but also consider the source. Source is going to be a real keyword here.
TMZ, citing "sources close to the rapper-turned-entrepreneur," says Soulja invested in a business called the Soap Shop. Their name tells you the type of products they sell. Soulja reportedly pushed his money towards a Mississippi location last year alongside his manager, CEO Miami Mike.
TMZ goes on to write "Our sources say Soulja's trying to diversify and heard it was a good investment opportunity." Not to go all conspiracy theorist here, but what is that sentence? Who's texting them that? What an oddly detailed thing to say while remaining anonymous over a completely innocuous topic.
Anyway, people are worked up over COVID-19 and the Soap Shop's increase in sales appear to correlate with the increase in sales for other soaps and disinfectants.
In what appears to be a case of Brian Williams math, TMZ goes on to write that "sources say TSS as a corporation has gone from selling 100 bottles of cleaning products per month to well over 3,000-plus cleaning products in the last 2 months. That's about a 30 percent increase, and we're told it's record-setting production." Unless there's some serious details omitted here, 100 bottles per month to 3,000+ over two months does not equate to a 30 percent increase.
TMZ adds that the Mississippi location Soulja Boy put his money toward has had similar results. Again, they cite sources that say profits have tripled despite that business not making any other changes.