Blake Boston lying downOver the last few weeks, the Internet's exploded with pictures of Scumbag Steve, also known as rapper Blake Boston of Boston, Mass. We've covered him here with tributes to the Best of Scumbag Steve and email excerpts sent (apparently) from the flat-bill wearin' baller himself.

Interviews have popped up on sites like Motherboard and Know Your Meme, and message boards across the web -- including Reddit, the forum responsible for much of his original notoriety -- have decided: Scumbag Steve isn't all that scumbaggy.

We learned that he allowed his mom to take the now infamous picture so he could support her photography hobby, and that he signed up for college and got a new job to support his pregnant girlfriend. Naturally, all this newly learned feel-good information made people feel guilty for bashing Boston.

Reddit users went so far as to create a reversal meme dubbed "Selfless Steve."


But Scumbag Steve's Blake Boston is disgruntled with this sudden, and very much unanticipated, change of internet heart.

In a heartfelt email, he told Urlesque:
I feel like I turned on the lights when everyone was makin' out in the dark. I don't wanna spoil peoples' fun times. Those memes are the sh*t and are funny as f*ck. Man they're good.
Hear that, Internet? Scumbag Steve wants you to keep making hilarious advice animals in his ballin' honor. It's almost a...Selfless Steve kind of act.

Clearly, if you want to show Blake Boston you care about him, keep the Scumbag Steve meme alive and rolling.
I want people to know I'm coo with this shit now and I'm good cuz those who needed to know, like reddit people, you guys now know kinda who I am, but f*ck, dont stop rollin wit the fun times. And honestly, I am a scumbag on occasion, specially wit my girl when she's buggin out on me.

He continues:

F*ck ima balla and I love the funny f*kin shit. NOW IMA GONNA HAVE TO STEAL LIGHTERS, F*CK YOUR 14 YEAR OLD SISTER, F*KIN MURK UR WEED F*KIN BORROW UR CAR AND NOT COME BACK FOR A WEEK. REAL F*KIN TALK.
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One caveat: We're still emailing, we believe, with the real Blake Boston, but we have not yet proven that the guy we're talking to is the one in the famous photos. We're investigating whether any site has proof.