Appearing on Sway In The Morning, the rapper said his folks are not from Africa and claimed that he wasn’t Black. While it created a lot of backlash, Waka isn’t exactly backing down from his original statement about his race. Neither is his girlfriend, Tammy Rivera.
In the commnet section of the ShadeRoom post about social media reacting to her man's explanation about his own race, Rivera says she knew what he meant, but his "delivery" was a tad off.
"His delivery may been off but nothing he's saying was wrong when your woke you can understand what he means about the system," she wrote.
Taking to Instagram, Waka Flocka himself explained what he meant and went more into detail about his thoughts.
"Man, I be seeing y'all going crazy over the shit I was saying on Sway," he said in beginning the video. "N****s be like, 'Yo, Waka said he not Black.' You right. I'm not the Black America call me. It's just hard for a n***a to be from the slums, the ghetto, the hood whatever n***s want to say we from. And you become this celebrity, you get to walk around the world. You get to travel around the world. You get to touch the people and you get to find out the truth."
In the caption of his video post, Waka Flocka said we “all have to fix ourselves” and that no one is perfect.
"Instead of judging me ask yourselves why...Why Waka ghetto ass talking like this. Why Waka saying all this woke s**t,” he wrote. “Why Trump not...Why the media ignore real issues. Why we support xyz. We all have to fix ourselves to see the real problems #HaveABlessedOne." He also likened himself to comedian and social commentator Dick Gregory and said his community isn’t the only one struggling.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section and see what Waka and Tammy had to say below.
Instead of judging me ask yourselves why... Why Waka ghetto ass talking like this. Why Waka saying all this woke shit. Why Trump not... Why the media ignore real issues. Why we support xyz. We all have to fix ourselves to see the real problems #HaveABlessedOne I'm living in the spirit. I wish Dick Gregory was alive. All I want is for US to do is THINK. tradition is truth!!!! As a human we could never like this thing we don't understand 💡 I talk from experience. I been around the 🌎 and my community ain't the only ones struggling we just the focus. I stand on my words IM NOT BLACK I told y'all from the beginning of my rap career. I'm not rapping to be the best. I rap to be the realist that EVER did it. We all slaves it's just my community was tortured 😖