In Part 2 of AHH’s Waka Flocka interview, we talk about beef,lyrics and this feelings on getting shot.
AllHipHop.com: I asked people on twitter to ask Waka some questions. Some people wanted to know if you care about the “Real Hip-Hop.”
Waka Flocka: Come on bro, like, who dont care about that? I aint saying nothing about that. I said I dont need no lyrics. Lyrics aint getting me paid. It aint. That aint got me paid. Im just speaking how I feel. So what a person thinking they lyrical, half the people that were talking about, talking bad on me aint lyrical. That was just a part of that era. If you dont know the era you dont know music. But people be quoting from that era like they lived through that era. Them folk born in the 80s man. Folks in the 80s was 20-something years old, you wasnt even 5 years old, how the hell you know what was going on right there and then.
They talk about pick up a such-and-such album, pick up this album, and if I get to rapping like that, what somebody going to do with my CD? Fling that s**t out the window. Them folk dont want to hear that man. Hip-Hop is for development. It just aint for standing still, going back and remaking old songs. That aint cool, remaking folks songs. I honestly dont think thats cool. I might quote a person because that quote went hard, but people trying to say whos lyrical, it aint lyrical man.
AllHipHop.com: You would lose your fan base anyways if you did that.
Waka Flocka: Yeah, in my opinion, they wouldnt respect me for that. They would probably be like You aint even on that, why you trying to prove a point to people that dont even know you. I dont care about what all they got going on with their lyrics. You can have that [people] like Aye, you got simple rap. Yeah its got me straight. Put your words in the club, you got about 1,000 words in one verse, nobody wants to hear that man. They drunk, they in the zone, or they mad. I just come get your party crunk, thats it and dip. I aint come to let you sit in the car, listen to my whole cd, and make you go through emotional problems, Come on, I aint even into all that.
AllHipHop.com: Whats up with you and Brisco? Right after you got shot, he just made this song that was like raw. It was so raw. I dont know where it stems from really.
Waka Flocka: I didnt think it was raw.
AllHipHop.com: You didnt?
Waka Flocka: Hell nah, it wasnt all that. But I felt like he got emotional. This nigga, I aint even know nothing about him. The only thing I heard from him was a Lil Wayne song but, I aint finna to diss that man. Thats on him. Thats how he feel, thats how he got emotional, it is what it is. I aint even going to worry about that man.
AllHipHop.com: So you dont have any other beefs?
Waka Flocka: I dont even eat red meat so beef isnt even my category. Give me some fish, and some chicken.
AllHipHop.com: How do you feel like the internet played a part in your success?
Waka Flocka: Thats where I did my promotion. My first mixtape, I aint even press no copies of my mixtape. I was just straight on the internet. I was paying people to blast. I aint even let my folks know I dropped a mixtape, I did all that on my own. I aint go to no studio because I was really underground. I really did it for fun…and it popped so Im going to run with it.
AllHipHop.com: Well, some dudes, I dont know if they had any involvement in your shooting, but they were on the internet posting up with your chain.
Waka Flocka: Yeah man, thats crazy aint it?
AllHipHop.com: Yeah, thats wild.
Waka Flocka: I like that, it was good promotion too. They made me rich though, I didnt know how they look…a bird or a dog could have shot me. I aint even see his face.
AllHipHop.com: What you mean a bird or a dog?
Waka Flocka: Like a animal, I thought a animal just flew down [imitates a gun with his hand and makes the sound of it being shot]. Aint no human did it. Who knows? That might not be them that might be them.
AllHipHop.com: You dont care?
Waka Flocka: Hell no!
AllHipHop.com: Why not?
Waka Flocka: For what?
AllHipHop.com: Because people assaulted you.
Waka Flocka: He aint assaulted me man, he aint even know he shot me.
AllHipHop.com: He didnt?
Waka Flocka: Hell nah, he was running. He did just like this [imitates a gun with his hand, points it in front of him while looking behind him], blaow!
AllHipHop.com: I thought you said they were trying to take your life.
Waka Flocka: Yeah, but he was scared. I was in the driver seat, he put a gun right here [points to left side of his head]. So wassup Im trying to kill you Im like, Shit you aint gotta kill me you can have this, [starts taking off rings on his fingers] this cheap ass jewelry. I mean it aint cheap, but hey, this shits priceless. So I take my chain off, Im stepping out of the car, he backed up. Im like, Shit I mind as well go, fight this nigga, take it from him, and show him what to do with it.
But, once I grabbed it, he reacted quick. While I was in a punch…[lifts up his arm as if punching and then points to his arm right below his shoulder as if he was being shot] boom, and when it hit, it hit my ribs and lungs. He thought he hit me in my chest, he thought he shot me in the side, he dont even know he hit me in my arm, right here [shows scar from bullet wound].
AllHipHop.com: Thats your first time getting shot?
Waka Flocka: Hell yeah, I hope its the last time cause I dont glorify bullets.
AllHipHop.com: Oh yeah…you hang out with Nicki Minaj?
Waka Flocka: Yeah, not no more, shes stupid booked up, thats my partner though. Shes cool as hell, and shes fire with the rapping. Dont get on no ..with her because shes going to smoke your ass.