Waka Flocka Flame Talks .. a little
CEO of Brick Squad Monopoly, Waka Flocka, the most turnt up man in Hip Hop, called up Backyard Opera for a chat. Yes he’s Waka Flocka. Yes he’s the modern Machiavelli of the party scene. Yes he goes hard in the paint. However you just can’t be turnt up all the time. Not even Waka Flocka could do it. He was having some down time, so we had a pretty chill chat about mermaids, Bernie Mac, including some inaudible responses, and often seemingly unrelated singing. I wish I could include some of the sound bites, Waka Flocka is a funny man. Juaquin Malphurs, the Atlantan rapper known as Waka Flocka Flame, was probably tired, or sick of interviews, or drunk (or...), whatever. That said I know he’ll be all the way Waka crazy when he plays here in Sydney, so if you can get tickets, it's going to be wild.
Waka Flocka Flame: How are you doing? What’s up bro?
BYO: Hey Waka Flocka! what are you up too?
W: We in Vegas. Turnt up!
BYO: I want to get to the bottom of something, you said on reddit recently that your favorite munchie was sour gummies, but you’ve said before that it’s salt and vinegar chips... So what is it?
W: That would be... ahh... Salt and Vinegar
BYO: What are you looking forward to about Sydney?
W: I don’t know, I don’t even know what to expect!
BYO: What do you know about Sydney?
W: I don’t know what to expect bro! I can’t wait.
BYO: Have you talked to Iggy Izaelia about what’s happening here?
W: Nah I haven’t talked to her. I’ll talk to her tomorrow.
BYO: So you’re making a phone app, where you’re a character fighting monsters...
W: Yeah. Wakaville. It will be out on the 19th of this month, November.
BYO: Do you consider yourself fighting monsters in the rap game?
W: Uh... Nah... I ain’t with the rap shit.
BYO: On the topic of monsters, you believe in Mermaids right?
W: Yes I do.
BYO: Why do you believe in Mermaids?
W: I don’t believe they’d make up the story if it wasn’t real. It’s a right up scientific fact. They’ve proven that there’s possibly a mermaid out there.
BYO. Yeah. Ok. What else do you believe in.
BYO: I wouldn’t have believed that you’re scared of anything, but as it turns out you’re scared of the water aren’t you?
W: Hell yeah man! The oceans my biggest fear in life.
BYO: What else are you scared of?
W: The ocean.
BYO: Just the ocean.
W: Yeah the ocean’s scary man
BYO: You’ve talked about molly and ecstasy in interviews, what do you think the role of drugs is in Hip Hop?
W: I don’t want to talk on mollys you know. I just want to get back to the music. Mollys good for twerking. Twerk. Twerk. Twerk. Molly. Twerk.
BYO: I feel like with artists like The Underachievers and Asap rocky there is a shift of emphasis to acid as a drug of hip hop, have you ever tried acid?
W: Fuck no. I smoke.
BYO: Can you remember the party that you went the hardest you’ve ever gone?
W: I just went to a party where I lost my $64,000 Rolex. I woke up and was like “where the fuck is my watch.” I actually had no idea where it was. I’m not mad. I’m great.
BYO: What’s the sickest party you’ve ever gone too?
BYO: What happened in Milwaukee?
W: Aw damn. They had this outrageous party. They had wonton bars. It was like an intense house party. Outraageeoous.
BYO: When was that?
W: Just a couple of days ago. That shit was amazing.
BYO: What do you hate the most about what you do?
W: What do I hate the most? (long pause) Shit. I don’t hate nothing man that I do. I love it.
BYO: You call yourself punk rap, what is it that makes you punk rap?
W: Watchu mean! I’m a rockstar!
BYO: But what do you mean by punk!
W: Check my shows out if you want an answer to that question.
BYO: Do you think of yourself as punk rock in terms of your sound? Do you consider your sound similar to Kanye’s new sound and Death Grips for example?
W: I feel like it’s the energy. It’s the loudness of it. The Bass. (Laughs) I think that it’s the delivery.
BYO: When did you realize that you were a man?
W: When I had to pay damn taxes. I had to pay rent. I couldn’t call my mother to go to a damn dentist appointment. And I paid those damn bills that’s when I knew I was a man.
BYO: When did you realize that you were THE man?
W: When did I realize I was THE man? I still ain’t realize it. I’ll be the man when I turn 40.
BYO: What’s the most important life lesson you ever learnt, and who taught it to you?
W: (Long pause) Life ain’t that serious man.
BYO: Where’s waka’s eye in hip hop? Who are you watching right now?
W: What am I watching? I watch producers, I like producers. I like 808 mafia, to me that’s hip hop.
BYO: What’s so special about strippers in Atalanta?
W: Strippers in Atlanta? You know that? You know what’s important about them. Why are you asking me that? It’s the big ass thighs and the fat asses man. Watchu mean. It’s not fabricated it’s amazing.
BYO: How would Waka flocka break up with a girl?
W: How would I break up with a girl? Call them and tell them it’s over with, old fashioned baby. Say I can’t see myself going further with you as your man, your husband, your boyfriend, your boobs. Whatever you call them. I’m old fashioned.
BYO: How does she feel about you touring and thousands of gorgeous girls throwing themselves on you?
W: This is business man. You gotta separate business and personal.
BYO: What’s the craziest thing a girl has done to try to get some one on one time with you?
W: It depends what you call crazy. Craziest thing would probably be when I jumped in the crowd, they put their phone in my pocket.
BYO: What’s next for Waka Flocka, are you going to make party music forever?
W: YES! FUCKING PARTY MUSIC FOREVER. Probably make 2 more CDs, flockaveli 2, tour for the whole year, turnt up you know. We come, we fuck shit up, then leave.
BYO: You’ve said if you could collaborate with anyone it would be Bernie Mac, why?
W: YEAH BERNIE MAC MAN! I WANT MY MILK AND COOOKIES AAAAHHHDUUHHDUUUHH I WANT MY MILK AND COOOKIES.
BYO: I hear you always carry brass knuckles around in peoples’ pockets, do you have some now?
W: I like breaking peoples' jaws.
BYO: What’s the best bed you’ve ever slept in?
W: My bed! I can’t wait to get home for that!
BYO: What’s the best meal you ever ate?
W: I ain’t eat it yet.
BYO: How would Waka Flocka end this interview?
W: Fuck, You have a good day, I’ll see you in Australia.
- Al Kalyk
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WAKA FLOCKA FLAME – AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATE
MELBOURNE – Wednesday 18th December @ Billboard
PERTH – Thursday 19th December @ Metropolis Fremantle
SYDNEY – Friday 20th December @ HiFi
BRISBANE – Saturday 21st December @ HiFi
Tickets on sale from Thursday October 17th at 9am from Moshtix and Oztix