Debra Antney aka Waka’s Momma Goes In On Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka & More!
On Wakas Intelligence
“Waka was a bright-ass kid. Bright as hell. Honors. The s**t that get me about him is that he does this language shit that he do. Hes from New York. Yeah, he was here since a kid, but hes different from all the rest of my kids. If you hear the way he talk [compared] to everybody else, you know they come from New York. But [Waka] adapted everything about the South; he really do know here better than he know up there. He was a bright-ass kid. And then he just went astray.”
On Tupac comparisons
“When people took [Wakas album title] like hes comparing hisself to Tupac. Never that. He know hes not Tupac. You have people that want to be other people, like its not that… l just told him yesterday. Why you staying stuck? He did grow up around guns and drugs but hes still a fun person. You have to learn how to channel all of that energy into having fun. It doesnt have to be about shooting and killing… He wasnt raised in the projects or some real hard places. He chose to hang out in stuff like that. Those are the places that he wanted to be at.”
On Gucci Mane leaving her Mizay Entertanment
We talked and hes like, ‘Auntie I wanna create a label and I wanna be able to do this, to see if I can do this, and you just back me on it.’ At first I was like Oh, hell no. It was so hard to just release and let him go, knowing the kind of person he is. But hes like, If I do this would you do that for me? And he did, he went to rehab and he did what he had to do and I had to keep my word. It wasnt what the people made it out to be.
On her own childhood
At the age of 9 years old, I ODd. There was no Bureau of Child Welfare to come to protect me. Me, playing with a mountain of heroin, thinking it was baby powder, it absorbed in my body… Those are stories back then where there werent people there to save us.”