Squid Game is still one of the most talked-about shows in Netflix’s history (behind the controversial Chappelle special The Closer this week as the toxic fallout continues to settle across social media). Ever the opportunist, meme-making rapper Soulja Boy couldn’t help but capitalize on the show’s popularity, sampling its eerie theme music for a new single that turns its harrowing children’s game theme into fodder for another of Soulja’s call-and-response dance hooks. As he chants, “Red light, green light,” the haunting choral vocals offer a spine-tingling counterpoint to the hip-rocking 808s.
Soulja Boy is never one to pass up a chance for a viral moment, as evidenced by his recent week of taunting Kanye West after being left off the rapper’s new album Donda. Soulja Boy sought an apology on behalf of Taylor Swift, in addition to bringing up Kim Kardashian-West, Kanye’s soon-to-be ex-wife, implying that he may not be experiencing time in the same way the rest of us do. Soulja is no new to controversy; in July, he was ordered to stay away from a former assistant who had filed a lawsuit against him in January, alleging sexual assault, sexual violence, and false imprisonment while working for him. Meanwhile, Soulja Boy was sued by an ex-girlfriend in a different lawsuit.