Waka Flocka Says Obama Parody Is Borderline Disrespectful

Waka Flocka Says Obama Parody Is Borderline Disrespectful

Published October 27, 2010

Waka Flocka Flame is no stranger to controversy, but he wants no part of the current uproar caused by a parody of his "Hard in the Paint" video.

A visual titled "Head of State," featuring comedian James Davis as Baracka Flocka Flames, a weed-smoking version of President Barack Obama, surfaced late last week. The visual features Davis explicitly rapping in a pitch reminiscent of the president's, as he bounces up and down, dances with a bottle of vodka and pets a pit bull. The clip quickly went viral, gaining millions of views on YouTube and other Web sites.

Waka, however, isn't thrilled about the parody. The rapper shared the clip on Twitter to show his followers "how ignorant other people can be," and thinks the video was done in poor taste. "That they used it to be so sarcastic, it was almost a form of disrespect," he told the New York Times.

Deb Antney, Waka's mother and manager, added, “That’s not a positive image for us, period, as African Americans, where we came from, where we’re going today."

Written by Carl Chery, BET.com Staff


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