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SOULJA BOY IS CONVINCED HE’S THE REASON TWITCH IS SO POPULAR: “THAT WAS ALL ME”

WHAT HAPPENED?

Soulja Boy is convinced he’s the reason Twitch is so popular.

He claims he “made it cool” to play games for an audience online way back in 2007, when Justin.tv was still in its early years.

In 2007, Twitch was called Justin.tv. That site’s founders likely have a big claim, as do Amazon and Curse.

- SOULJA BOY

“”

I was the first rapper on Twitch, back when it used to be called Justin.tv. I’m the one that made it cool for you to be playing Xbox games on Twitch. Subscribers, going live. I did that. That was all me bro.

He also claimed he was the first pioneer in the esports scene, founding his gaming team SODMG Gamers “way before esports was a thing”.