Soulja Boy has been in the spotlight recently after unveiling a range of suspicious-looking tech items, including a smart watch and games console.
Images of tech products started cropping up on Twitter, from the ‘SouljaGame console’ to the ‘SouljaGame handheld’ – all bases have been covered.
lmfao soulja boy what you doing pic.twitter.com/aDwGa88sTv
— . (@pink__white__) December 6, 2018
This console in particular has seen a lot of attention, and none of it good, as people are accusing the rapper of stealing existing games from companies including Nintendo, with the console being little more than an emulator.
Soulja Boy just released his new videogame console and it’s literally a repackaged emulation console with his name on it pic.twitter.com/IcqrqzusHa
— Cursed Media (@CursedMedias) December 5, 2018
Iconic old games like The Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Yoshi’s Island are apparently available on the console, but it’s also reportedly able to play the likes of the recently-released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakuraii) December 7, 2018
There is no way that Nintendo would let someone keep this up for long – and Soulja Boy might be out of luck as it seems he could be facing a pretty hefty prison sentence.
MTO News is reporting that Nintendo has contacted the rapper and is threatening to press criminal charges for violation of the Trademark Counterfeiting Act.
If this happens, Soulja Boy could be looking at up to 10 years in jail for his actions, with 20 years maximum for repeat offenders.
soulja boy up innis hoe watch me crank now watch me go to prison for up to 30 years for blatant copyright infringement
— screamy boye (@wattehfack) December 16, 2018
Soulja Boy has yet to comment on the allegations.
@NintendoAmerica this person right here officers
— Martin C. (@onlyavail) December 6, 2018