Waka Flocka Talks About Maturing, Obama, Violence and More


Vibe | December 28, 2012 - 9:20 pm

Waka Flocka Flame may have violent content in his lyrics, but he is not promoting a violent lifestyle. On the latest episode of Nitecap with Peter Bailey on NBC, Waka discusses everything from Obama to
his future, but the main topic is criticism against him for songs like “Luv Dem Gun Sounds” and “Let Dem Guns Blam.” To the Brick Squad frontman, it’s all about his present, though he continues to be judged by his past.

“Well, when I was a kid, that’s what I did, but it ain’t how I start, it’s how I finish,” Waka Flocka told Bailey. “You can blame me for what I grew up in, for what I thought was right. If you raise a kid to kill animals and hunt everyday, when’s he’s a man he’ll kill and hunt.”

In the interview, Bailey referred to controversial Chicago rapper Chief Keef as Waka’s contemporary, comparing the disapproval they have both received. Waka expressed a discontent for the way the 17-year-old is portrayed.

“Now I get to see how people judged me; and what I seen and what I couldn’t see,” he said. “Instead of helping a kid, you bash a kid. Adults are supposed to teach, not punish. If you see him doing the wrong thing, give him an opportunity to learn the right thing.”

For Waka Flocka, he believes his music is a learning tool and a look inside of stories that should be told. Though he considers the influence he has on his fans, he also believes in a higher power at work.

“I can’t stop God from what he got planned and the information he wants a person to hear, honestly,” he said. “And I feel like if I was all the way wrong, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing because I’m a child of God.

Check out the full interview here: