Waka Flocka Flame makes no apologies about the violent content in his music. It’s what got him here. And the rambunctious rapper doesn’t plan on switching up anytime soon. In the latest installment of NBC’s Nitecap with Peter Bailey, Waka opened up about where he stands in hip-hop with the brand of music he makes. “Everybody is doing the total opposite. Literally everybody,” he told Bailey. “It leaves you feeling like a man in the dark without a flashlight, without a map or directions. You’ve got to make your own way. It’s fun though, because you are the only man doing it.”
When it comes to his violent playlist, which has caused his shows to be banned in some cities because venues fear violence will break out, Waka believes it’s a healthy outlet. “I feel like it’s freedom of speech. I’m not promoting violence. It’s like a raging,” said Waka. “It’s like verbal anger instead of physical anger, you know what I’m saying. So I feel like if I can verbally say it and not physically do it then I’m not committing a crime. You can’t blame me for what I grew up in, for what I thought was right. If you raise a kid to kill animals and hunt everyday; when’s he’s a man he’ll kill and hunt.”
Check out the entire interview, where Waka talks God, Obama and the new Atlanta rap scene, below.