Atlanta, Georgia rapper Waka Flocka Flame spoke in-depth on his relationship with Gucci Mane, during a newly-released interview on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning. He revealed that he does currently speak with Gucci, and even referred to the 1017 Brick Squad Records founder as his “boy.”
Waka, who credited both parties for their falling out with one another, also spoke on what may have led up to Gucci’s now infamous Twitter rant. According to the rapper, Gucci attempted to speak with him to hash out their differences, and was instead met with hostility on Waka’s end.
“Yeah, we speak,” Waka Flocka Flame said when asked about his relationship with Gucci Mane. “That’s my boy. At the end of the day, if Gucci [struggling broke], I still looked like a fucked up person for that. At the end of the day, my platform was with Gucci. You follow me? It’s nothing I can ever say now—Where I’m at in life, I did that. But my beginning started with Gucci. It helped both of us out. Of course I was mad as a mothafucka. I was madder than this before. Like we hit before. Me and him fought before. All the time. It just so happened that social media be out and then when people see that—It was on both our sides. I was wrong too. Cause Gucci called my older brother. Like ‘Yo, let me talk to Waka.’ I’m like ‘Nah nigga, suck my dick. Fuck you, nigga. When I see you I’mma punch you in the face.’ He was like ‘What? Oh, aight.’ And he go on his Twitter rant.”
Prior to speaking on his relationship with Gucci Mane, Waka offered his thoughts on the current state of Hip Hop. He referred to Hip Hop as “crazy,” and spoke on artists being placed in a box and limited with what they can do with their music careers.
“Hip Hop is crazy, man. You ain’t even gotta be a thug to rap like a thug,” he said. “I feel like I opened the door, but that’s cool. But I don’t know. It’s just different, man. I’m 29-years-old. I can’t rap with no 19-year-olds. I can’t rap about big booty strippers all day. I can’t do that. I want to be a man…When you do Hip Hop, it’s like they limit you. They put you in this box. I can’t be no box guy…Hip Hop is crazy. The only thing you can do in Hip Hop is go to the club, go to the strip club, get a liquor sponsor, get into fashion. Alright, you done. Nah, that ain’t what I’m doing. I don’t know what they thinking. I’m trying to buy my neighborhood, for real.”
Waka Flocka Flame’s interview on Hot 97 can be found below.