Teddy Riley demands an apology from Soulja Boy for alleged abuse of his daughter Nia Riley.
In an interview with VladTV on Tuesday, Teddy Riley revealed that he and Soulja Boy “had an altercation” as Nia Riley had repeatedly accused the “Crank That” rapper of domestic violence in recent years.
“I was called a lot of abuse and I got an apology,” the singer and producer said of his encounter with Soulja Boy. “I’m looking for an apology for what he did to my daughter … I think she deserves it.”
Model Nia Riley, 33, and musician Soulja Boy, 32, dated for several years and their relationship was partially documented on the hit reality show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. According to Teddy Riley, his daughter “really stayed behind” Soulja Boy and believed they would be together forever.
Although he “saw them live together,” Teddy Riley said, at the time he “didn’t know everything that was going on between them.”
“It’s wrong and I hope he gets it right, or you reap what you sow,” Teddy Riley continued.
“I don’t make threats or anything like that, and I don’t do that either. … But you must understand that you must be a man. Just be a man and keep it moving. Because… he is [a] successful guy. Why? Why all this and why does it have to be violent?”
In a 2019 interview with TMZ’s Van Lathan, Nia Riley opened up about an episode of “Love & Hip Hop” in which Soulja Boy allegedly tried to attack her. She said she suspects the recording artist briefly “forgot the cameras were rolling” during the incident, which she didn’t expect to see on the final cut of the show. When asked by Lathan if Soulja Boy had physically abused her on other occasions, Riley said, “Yes” and that the violence was “pretty bad.”
She added that if it weren’t for the show, she probably never would have spoken publicly about the alleged abuse — although she’s “always found a way into domestic violence” because it’s something she’s personally “been through.”
Last year, Nia Riley told video blogger Tasha K that Soulja Boy put a gun to her head when she tried to leave him and she kicked her in the stomach during her pregnancy. She said she miscarried shortly after.
“I have some of these guys on my crew, and I tell them, ‘You’re a coward. You’re a coward for hitting a woman,'” Teddy Riley told VladTV. “The best thing is to go away. Because if that woman loves you, she’ll run right after you.”
A Soulja Boy representative did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment on Thursday.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-09-29/teddy-riley-soulja-boy-nia-riley-interview Teddy Riley to Soulja Boy: Apologize for hurting my daughter