(Photo: Courtesy XXL Magazine)
Waka Flocka Flame is front and center on the new issue of XXL, which traces the Atlanta rappers popularity among hipsters and hoodrats alike. Titled "Everybody Loves Waka!," the cover story touches on issues ranging from his relationship with Gucci Mane, his meteoric rise to stardom and the murder of his good friend and Brick Squad member Slim Dunkin last December.
“Dunk died, I couldn’t do s--t four months, almost five moths straight," Waka says in the interview. "I couldn’t stay down long forever, cause bills gotta be paid, mouths to be fed. But that s--t took a toll on us, man. Like right now, from December to f----n’ April…That’s how long it took me to bounce back my n---a.”
The “Hard in da Paint” rapper also talked about his diverse fan base, which includes hipster types and hardened gangster types.
“I’m a hipster in my own sense. My little brother’s a hipster a little. Like, he’s a real f-----n' hipster. Like, a rock-star hipster, so I f--k with ’em. U grew up f----n' with ’em. So it don’t matter. I’m with that. I smoke harder than them no matter what. I’m a “Flockster.”
The new issue of XXL, which also features interviews with Nas, Big K.R.I.T., Ice-T and more, hits stands May 29. Waka Flocka's new album, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family, is due in stores June 12.
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