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Soulja Boy buys private jet for his 21st birthday

Rapper Soulja Boy is marking his 21st birthday by treating himself to his very own private jet - worth a staggering $55 million.

The Crank That (Soulja Boy) hitmaker, real name DeAndre Cortez Way, celebrated the milestone on Thursday (28Jul11) and has decided to spend big so he can travel in luxury.

The birthday boy, who shot to fame in 2007, purchased a Gulfstream G5 jet earlier this week (begs25Jul11) for $35 million, but he's having the interior completely revamped, spending another $20 million on special upgrades.

Upon completion, Soulja Boy's jet will boast 12 custom Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, four liquor bars, a spacious bathroom and Brazilian hardwood cabinets, according to TMZ.com.

The plane will also be given a new coat of paint, complete with the rapper's own logo.

The pricey expense won't put too much of a dent in the birthday boy's bank balance - in 2010, Forbes magazine named him the 18th richest man in hip-hop, taking home $7 million that year alone.

The star's celebrity pals, including singer Sean Kingston and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, have also been sending gifts his way.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page on Thursday, Soulja Boy wrote, "opening bday presents!!! these earrings are so f**king dopeeee ahhhh thanks bro @seankingston...

"justin bieber bought me a balloon. best f**king birthday ever. goodnight."

The rapper is set to celebrate his big day with a star-studded party in Miami, Florida on Friday night (29Jul11).