CAB Announces Soulja Boy to Headline Spring Weekend

By Eliot Schiaparelli

Fordham University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced that Soulja Boy (DeAndre Cortez Way) will headline this year’s Spring Weekend Concert. The news leaked on Sunday, Jan. 20 in an Instagram post from Stacks On Deck Money Gang (S.O.D.M.G. Radio), Way’s record label. It listed the university as the April 27 stop of Soulja Boy’s spring 2019 tour stops.

His stop at Fordham will be part of his “Cut Dat Check” world tour, according to the post by S.O.D.M.G. Radio.

Soulja Boy is known for hit songs “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and “Kiss Me Through The Phone.” His most recent album, “King,” was released last year.

CAB confirmed the rapper on Tuesday, Jan. 22 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via a Soulja Boy meme that mocked the leak.

According to CAB president Kathryn Teaney, FCRH ’19, the board is unsure how this post came to the attention of the student body.

“We weren’t aware that they were posting it,” she said at the USG Student Life Council meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23. “Obviously, we didn’t plan to announce early but we were very happy with the positive feedback that we received on social media.”

Teaney said that CAB will proceed with Spring Weekend arrangements as previously planned.

“We still have our other Spring Weekend events in the works,” she said. “There is no real change other than the announcement came early.”