Waka Flocka Flame: Outtakes from June 2012 Cover Story

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[Editor's Note: In the cover story of XXL's June 2012 issue, Waka Flocka Flame spoke on bringing gangsta rap back, his relationship with Gucci Mane and Brick Squad being the new Roc-A-Fella, among other things. Here are some outtakes that didn't make the story.]



XXL: Are shootings and brawls things you dealt with before the fame or does it happen more often now?

Waka Flocka Flame: I always dealt with it, with the fame or without it. The difference between without the fame, I get to move around and way more stealth. Like, I can knock on the door and nobody know who I am, nah mean? The fuckin’ cable guy that come fix your cable know me. So it’s different now. I’m a role model, people look at me. It’s a lot of mouths I feed. It’s like people’s ears that enjoy the music I make. So I gotta take caution to that.

There was footage that came out on TMZ about some guy sucker punching you.

The guy that threw the punch, I guess that was the guy around old friends of mine, tryin’ to make a come up. I don’t knock that young boy for tryin’ to get no stripes. If I was in his position, I would have did the same shit. It’s just that his shit wasn’t strong enough and the ones that got delivered to him in self defense took him out of commission.

You barely moved.

The fuck was he doin’? ‘Cause he was scared to punch me. He wasn’t serious about it. God bless that guy. I don’t wish no harm to him. I respect everything he did, though.

A lot of the kids from the new generation, like A$AP Rocky, MGK, Kendrick Lamar, seem to gravitate towards you? Why do you think that is?

The new generation gravitates towards me, I can say ‘cause I’m part of their era. Most of them grew up on my first mixtape, second mixtape, third mixtape. They can feel everything I say ‘cause we the fuckin’ ‘80s babies, we were born in the ‘90s. We grew up in this shit. Like, when I rap, I don’t want to make a nigga kill a nigga. I rap like that cause that shit goin’ on in my hood, everybody, all around us. I can touch subjects. I can touch shit like, people make diseases to make money off the disease that’s killin’ off the people to control the population. I can go that deep if I wanted to, but I chose not to ’cause most people don’t educate theyself.

You said you were locked up and came home and Nicki was a star. Gucci was locked up around the same time. Do you think if you guys weren’t away she would have officially been Brick Squad?

Yea, I can say that. ‘Cause when I was around… I ain’t tryin’ sound like I’m some He-Man, nigga. But, Nicki, that’s my nigga, like. If I probably never went to jail. I probably never would have been rappin’. I’d be doin’ the same thing I did with Gooch. All the fuckery she probably got, that shit [would] be to the minimum.

Your mom had a few moments in the spotlight when she addressed Nicki and Gucci. What was your reaction when you saw her pop up in those videos?

Honestly, she was gon go even harder. I had to pull my mother back, like, “Yo, you my mother. Your shit is personal. If somebody disrespect you, it’s over for my career. It’s over for my freedom. You gotta live with that.” If a nigga disrespect my moms, my nigga, I’m gonna fuckin’ kill them. I hope you put that in capitalized letters. I’m gonna fuckin’ kill you, nigga. I’m gonna sit down for 25 years. Any man or woman gon understand that. You disrespect the person that birth them or the person that raised them to be who they are today, they gonna kill you. If you a Christian, catholic, Muslim, whatever the fuck, most people whatever the case may be, they gonna handle they business. So I told my mother, “Yo, relax. you better watch yourself on camera turnin’ up like that. That’s an embarrassment to yourself.” And you don’t need to let nobody see that side. But they need to see that side. [Laughs] And plus that’s where she from, nigga. Check her background.


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    People Can Hate On Blog Sites All They Want But Waka Is Still Making Music Everyday Same As Gucci!

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