Waka Flocka Flame stunned hip hop last month when he announced that he was going to retire. In a recent interview with MTV's RapFix Live, the Atlanta MC elaborated on his remarks and seemed to both confirm and walk back his plans a bit.
"Nah, I am gonna retire. I'm gonna retire from the industry," Waka said. "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."
Huh? "I don't expect to win awards, I don't expect to go to big venues," Waka continued. "I'm gonna really help the youth — this is what I started doin' it for, so I'm gonna finish doin' it. Yeah, I'm gonna retire — from the industry."
We're not sure what that means exactly, but thankfully it doesn't seem quite as cut and dried as his earlier retirement remarks. In July he abruptly tweeted, "This game 2 fake I [quit] rap after this year," and then confirmed the message in an interview with Atlanta radio station V103 FM. "I’m tired of going through what I go through, and punk asses always rain on my world. There’s so much different haters, fake smiles, different hugs,” he said. “I’d rather work at Walmart than rap, and that’s my word on God. Yup, I put that on Jesus Christ. I’m not lying or nothing.”
Either way, Waka fans can brace for the coming retire-ocalypse with Waka and Gucci Mane's collaborative effort Ferrari Boyz, released last week. "Man, we just came to smash the game — point blank, period," Waka said about the album. "They chasin' our sound, folks' singles is on our sound, and we might as well just go 'head and give it all to 'em." If you follow Miley Cyrus on Twitter, you already know!
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