Following in the footsteps of Jay-Z who announced to the world he would retire from rap numerous times–first after his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, and another time after the release of the Black Album—Waka Flocka Flame revealed last month via Twitter, his plans to retire as well: “This game 2 fake I (quit) rap after this year,” he wrote on his account.
In a series of interviews in support of the release of his duet album with Gucci Mane, Ferrari Boyz, the Grove Street rapper enlightened MTV RapFix Live on his intendment to still retire:
“Nah, I am gonna retire. I’m gonna retire from the industry. I’m not gonna kick it in the industry no more. I’m gonna do what I wanna do, how I started like from the beginning. I’m gonna do exactly what I wanna do,” he stated.
Flocka doesn’t have plans to completely stop making music, but instead he plans to pursue the philanthropic part of the industry: “I don’t expect to win awards; I don’t expect to go to big venues. I’m gonna really help the youth — this is what I started doin’ it for, so I’m gonna finish doin’ it.”
For now, fans can expect the continued promotion of Ferrari Boyz, but according to Waka Flocka, “Yeah, I’m gonna retire — from the industry.” –Tyler McDermott