Soulja Boy offers to buy TikTok

Soulja Boy has asked TikTok how much they want for the video-sharing app as its faces being banned in the US.

Soulja Boy 

Soulja Boy has claimed he would like to "buy" TikTok from ByteDance to stop the app being banned in the US.

The 'Crank That (Soulja Boy)' rapper is dismayed at the fact President Joe Biden's government could give the video-sharing giant an ultimatum to sell the site within 12 months, or face a nationwide ban.

In a series of posts to X, he said: "I can’t believe yall just gon let them ban TikTok like that. And yall think it’s funny. If they do it to this app they can do it to any app or site. Not cool fr yall will see later. (sic)"

He later said: "How much yall want for TikTok? I’ll buy it. @tiktok_us. (sic)"

However, it's said to be worth an estimated $100 billion, so we assume that is far out of reach for the 33-year-old star, who is said have a net worth of around $30 million.

Senators passed the bill 79 to 18 on Tuesday (23.04.24), days after the House of Representatives held a majority favour in vote of the ban.

Biden signed the bill on Wednesday (24.04.24).

Michael Beckerman, the video-sharing giant's head of public policy in America, has said they plan to challenge the bill in court if Biden signs it.

He told Bloomberg: “This is an unprecedented deal worked out between the Republican Speaker and President Biden. The stage that the bill is signed, we will move to the courts for a legal challenge."

TikTok said a ban in the US would "trample the free speech rights of 170 million Americans."

It said in a statement: "It is unfortunate that the House of Representatives is using the cover of important foreign and humanitarian assistance to once again jam through a ban bill that would trample the free speech rights of 170 million Americans."

Fears were raised about the owners of the app potentially sharing information with the Chinese government.

TikTok’s parent company has repeatedly denied claims the Chinese government has access to user data of the app - which is very popular among teenagers and those in their 20s - and has called it “unfounded speculation”.

Already more than half of US states and the federal government have disallowed TikTok from state-issued devices either completely or partially. Similar policies have been introduced in the Netherlands, the UK and the European Commission.

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