Waka Flocka Doesn’t Identify as Black, Calls XXXTentacion a Genius
Waka Flocka is known for stirring up controversy, and his latest comments are sure to raise some eyebrows. The 31-year-old rapper stops by Sway in the Morning to discuss a slew of topics, revealing he does not identify as African-American.
While speaking with the hosts, Waka says his grandmothers once told him their background is Native American as well as European. Therefore, he does not call himself African-American.
"I'm not African-American at all," Waka says around the 5-minute mark. "My folks is not from Africa. A lot of people in this room's folks ain't from Africa. Might be a couple, but people just don't understand. I asked my grandma, 'Yo grandma, what's your background?' She said 'Red foot and black tail Indian.' I said, 'What?' She said, 'Yeah.' My mother and my father, we 100% Indians.' I asked my other grandmother, and we got Cherokee in us, and European and Italian. A little Dominican."
Later on in the conversation, he says straight up, "I'm uneducated. I'm confused. But I'm damn sure not Black. You're not gonna call me Black."
Elsewhere in the interview, the Flockaveli 2 entertainer talks about his admiration for XXXTentacion at around the 11:15 mark. "That's why you got [rappers like XXXTentacion] out here. People look at XXXTentacion like he's crazy. That nigga's a genius. He's 19 years old."
Waka also addresses NFL players taking a knee, and the reaction of the public and political figures since the outrage has become viral. Plus, he says his long-awaited Flockaveli 2 is dropping at the top of 2018.
Watch Waka's full interview with the Sway in the Morning crew below.
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