In what may be considered Waka Flocka’s most controversial interview yet, the Atlanta rap star made a puzzling and passionate statement that’s left many fans scratching their heads: he’s not Black.
Waka sat down with the hosts of Sway’s Universe as they picked his brain on several topics. He gave his testament on topics like the current state of race in America, the NFL #TakeAKnee movement and, apparently, what it means to be Black — which he argued that he is not.
“When it comes to talking about African-Americans, I have no education with that,” he said. “Period. I’m not even connected to that no more. Because that’s a system.”
Waka, instead, claims the race of the indigenous peoples (also known as Native Americans), arguing that “80 percent of slaves were already here” prior to the African slave trade. You know Sway couldn’t let that number fly past without asking where he got it from, to which Waka simply responded “the books.”
Ironically enough, fans were even more baffled by his sentiments considering that he wore a “Black By Popular Demand” T-shirt during the interview.
“I’m confused, but I’m d**n sure not Black,” Waka continued. “You not gonna call me Black.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Sway brings up Eminem’s scathing anti-Donald Trump BET Hip Hop Awards cypher for Waka’s thoughts as well. According to him, it was “obvious” that Em was going to rip into Trump as mercilessly as he did because “what built Eminem’s career was the Black community.”
“People looked at Eminem like trailer trash,” he said. “So for Eminem to be cocky and standoffish — he deserve it.”
Not to mention, Waka added, Em has more White people following behind him than Trump ever will. But as for the Black community who caught wind of Waka’s denial of his own Black heritage, the internet isn’t following very closely behind him on that one.
Waka Flocka said he is not black and African Americans are not from Africa. Lord have mercy on these retards. pic.twitter.com/E6tqQWkY4N— Talliye (@Talliye) October 12, 2017
So since Waka Flocka is not black & has no African descendants...he needs to stop throwing around the n-word so freely pic.twitter.com/APcrJZfJHv— Bay Leslie (@Lunaleslie_) October 13, 2017
Waka Flocka went on the radio and said he is not black & has no African Descendants....😭😂 ignorant & dumb.. I needed a good laugh though pic.twitter.com/WANVSbjL7k— Bay Leslie (@Lunaleslie_) October 13, 2017
Waka Flocka: I’m damn sure not black you not gon call me black— Wolf Papí 🐺 (@zaynegazi) October 12, 2017
"You NOT gone call me black!"— Ꭶ☥ᎾЯღΨ ηΞ@Ŀ (@Stormy_Neal) October 13, 2017
:: Waka Flocka ::
Oh Really? WHAT does that BIRTH CERTIFICATE call YOU & YOUR MOTHER though @WakaFlocka ?
Waka flocka said he's not black stop it your black waka stop the madness I can't at people claiming to be everything but black pic.twitter.com/7pSk141jiG— Tiana 🦋🦋🌻🌻 (@butterflyloverr) October 13, 2017
Waka Flocka wore a shirt that said "Black by Popular Demand" while simultaneously saying he's not Black pic.twitter.com/hk5I5NNbmq— Name. (@PerfectScar13) October 12, 2017
Waka Flocka said he’s not black but he was wear black by popular demand shirt? How does that work???????? pic.twitter.com/dDb3O4L3bU— Britney🦄 (@ItsBeeBreezy) October 12, 2017
So who else is “Native American” now that @WakaFlocka said he is? Asking for a friend.— Drew (@BrandonDrewHP) October 13, 2017
“I have no African descendant in my blood, I’m a Native American.” - Waka Flocka pic.twitter.com/h0V7Dyvcvf— 🇭🇹Marvy Marv🇭🇹 (@Mfrenel5) October 13, 2017
Dear Waka Flocka,— Arielle Montgomery (@Thehappyrottie) October 12, 2017
Your mom is black
Your dad is black
Self hate aint cute boo
Native american? pic.twitter.com/p0VAESLV9C
Waka Flocka said "I'm not black I'm Native American" like we ain't see BOTH of his BLACK Parents on Love & Hip Hop 😂😂— Rockie® (@IPhoneBoomin) October 12, 2017
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