Fans were shocked to hear that Waka Flocka Flame recently teamed up with Suge Knight, whose strong-armed tactics and fall from grace have been well-documented.
"Suge is just here because I grab game from Suge," explained Waka in an interview with hiphopnews24-7.com, referring to Knight's years in the industry.
"He's shown me his mistakes, he's tellin' me his mistakes. He told me the mistakes he made so I don't make the same mistakes," he added.
Waka was also asked whether he thought having Suge on his team would help him expand his presence on the West Coast. "I'm looking forward to that," he replied.
Listen to the interview below, in which Waka also addresses his new album.