Waka Flocka Flame Interview (Part 2): ‘Spartacus,’ Aliens, Feminism & More
Part One of our interview with Waka Flocka Flame illustrated the rapper’s fast-paced mind. From obsessing over high-end bottled water, to gushing over blockbuster film “Titanic,” Waka Flocka has something to say about almost anything. Part Two of our interview reveals the trap man’s fear of aliens and his love for “Spartacus.” Check it out below!
Have you ever worked an office job?
Nah, I’m down with it, though. This shit be boring, I don’t know how niggas work here. I’ma just be real — if I worked here, I’d get the fuckin’ TV on and talk. I’d make people meet each other and be like, “Hey, she’s her and he’s him.” I like live shit, man.
What else would you change here?
I’d get y’all a stripper pole, right in the middle of the office. And whoever do the worse gotta dance on that shit. With an apron on … I think this office deserves a jukebox.
“They ain’t gonna go through
the black/white shit.
They all gonna fuck around and
just walk a straight line.”
But then there’s always somebody that complains and says, “can you lower the music?” That’s what happens to us. We can’t even turn on the TV. There are too many squares here.
You gotta play the square music. I dunno. I don’t really have good ideas. I’m an in-the-moment man.
What do you think of all these white people who like trap music a lot?
I’ma be real with you. Anything white people like is like … their grandmothers, grandparents probably was annoyed. As they grew up, that was part of our generation. And people don’t understand it ’cause they so old to the antique shit that the new and improved — like, yo kids gonna be even worse. My kid’s gonna be worse. They ain’t gonna go through the black/white shit. Like, they all gonna fuck around and just walk a straight line. I feel like it’s just getting better and better. How you feel about white women lookin’ good right now? How you feel about that? Do you speak black? Spanish girls is taken — no, used to be black girls was the baddest shit, you know what I mean? Spanish, J-Lo be poppin’ … white women are poppin’ right now, man. They fuckin’ poppin’. Imma just be real.
… Do you have any favorites?
Psh… Hell nah, they all look good. I like women. I ain’t got no taste.
Feminist? What’s that?
You know, like you’re pro-women.
Yeah. As in?
As in, you’re for women’s rights, you think of women as equals.
They are, though. Eve made Adam eat the apple. So they always … you always gotta watch ’em, you know what I’m saying? But shit, women is important. They damn sure can cook, great sex, they will listen to you. They got all the fashion swag — women dress better than men any day. A woman, know how they want a man to look to be sexy to their eyes. So if that woman feel like that, gotta be a couple more million think just like that woman. You get good ideas from ’em, you just can’t follow ’em.
You got a girlfriend?
Nah, I got rid of that problem.
“White women are poppin’ right now.
They fuckin’ poppin’. Imma just be real.”
What was the big problem?
Ain’t spendin’ time, man. Feel fucked up and shit. You can’t spend no time … and then the temptation of other women, shit is crazy. Probably sleep with another girl and be like, “Damn, I just cheated on my girl, I fucked up. I ain’t seen her too much, my dick hard. I’m sorry.” It’s just for the moment shit, it ain’t out of spite. Plus, it’s like, I never knew how to be a boyfriend. Honestly, I never had a girlfriend. I only had like four or five girls my whole life. My first girlfriend, I was like 18 years old, real girlfriend. Like, I don’t even know how to be no boyfriend to her right now. I feel like I learned — sorry for the ones that I dated, they all taught me how to be a boyfriend — but I ain’t lookin’ for no girl now. I ain’t got no kids or nothing.
So you’ll never settle down?
Bachelor, motherfucker. Fuckin’ bachelor.
What do you think about getting a nice house out in the suburbs, white picket fence …?
Nah, man. Niggas like Tiger Woods … girl be takin’ $200 million from him. I can’t do shit like that. I can’t bounce back from a $100-million lawsuit. I can’t. I’ma be fuckin’ schizo.
Hell yeah, I fuck with Rap Genius! I met the guy who got the site. That shit was crazy. He was like “Man, I’m Rap Genius!’ I’m lookin’ like, “Who? Man, kick his ass out, he playing with me right? Kick his ass out.” And he be like, “Dude, I’m Rap Genius, the fuckin’ website.” Cool ass shit.
You ever look through your lyrics on there and see what people try to define your lyrics as and they’re totally wrong?
Man, they be addin’ my words wrong. 80% of my lyrics they write, all my words be wrong. I’m like, “Dang, y’all thought I really said that?” That’s why they be thinkin’ I’m fuckin’ crazy or stupid or somethin’. Yo, they had a whole three or four sentences of words I didn’t even say. But we so country, though. I talk low. ‘Cause when I’m talkin’ to people, I think at the same time. I got a bad habit of that shit. I could be talkin to you and be thinking of, like right now, fuckin’ thinking about “Spartacus.” Season 8 — seriously.
Tell me about “Spartacus.”
You fuck with “Spartacus?”
I don’t know. You’re talking about the show right?
Hell yeah, that shit is poppin’. You never seen “Spartacus?”
No, I need a rundown of the show.
Yo, bro, that shit is basically like — you like gladiators?
“When I’m talkin’ to people,
I think at the same time.
I got a bad habit of that shit.
You gonna love “Spartacus.”
Is that an HBO show?
Bro, Showtime. [Ed. note: It’s actually on STARZ] I promise, they on Season 3, that’s the hardest shit ever. Ask anybody — I go to my house, I sit downstairs in the basement the whole fuckin’ day and watch it. That shit is hard, it’s graphic. They cut heads off, guts, eyes, splittin’ a head through the middle, lot of fuckin’ in it. That shit hard as hell.
Have you seen “Game of Thrones?”
Hell yeah — killin’ it! That’s my shit, though, I ain’t gonna lie. That’s a real thinkin’ man movie. That’s a real thinker, a real strategic … war. “Spartacus” is just like that, but that shit’s just about one guy, trying to lead like, what you call — the slaves. The people, they be little. And he just gather ’em up from the whole fuckin’ land, create a whole fuckin’ army, and he just takin’ out the Romans. Takin’ out the head guys. That shit is crazy. You gonna love that shit.
“Walking Dead.” You seen “Walking Dead?”
I believe in it! You can’t tell me right now they don’t got no shit so that, when your body stop, they ain’t got nothing to make your body start moving again.
Would you ever build a safe room?
Hell yeah. I even already got one … underground house. They sell underground house for $40,000. They’ll come build that shit underground.
How does the plumbing work?
I don’t know. I don’t even think about fuckin’ tornadoes or the end of the world, ’cause shit like that happen, bitch, I’m closing my eyes. Fuck it. Pop some [Percocet], smoke some weed and … fuck that, I ain’t tryin’ to fight that shit.
So you’re not afraid of the end of the world.
Oh, hell no. I can’t wait to see what’s next. I lived this one, trust me, I already had too much fun. [But] this last week that just passed, I caught a fuckin pop party, rave party. I never go to that shit ’cause my friends are fuckin’ hard, wannabe gangstas, like, “Fuck we ain’t goin’ to rave parties, that shit ain’t poppin’.” That shit is jumpin’! I went in a rave party, I was like, “Oh shit!” That shit is unstoppable. They don’t stop partying, bro. Ain’t even play music, they just play beats and shit. We high as fuck, all we thinking about was … let’s act like a robot.
There’s trap EDM.
I like trap EDM. Trap EDM is like Waka Flocka. Techno and shit is like Jay-Z. You know, like a grown, older crowd. Like it’s more antique. That trap shit is new, younger, it’s fuckin’ our generation havin’ fun. I feel like the hippie shit is comin’ back, like the good old times … We live in a world though of punks — not me, like, “heeey,” those kind of men [makes effeminate hand motion]. It’s cool to be lame. So I feel like the hippie world will come back. I just can’t wait for that. I do have some crazy dreams, man.
You’ve had bad dreams lately?
About girls turning into aliens and shit. Fuckin’ em … they heads start growin’.
I don’t know what to say about that. I think you might need to talk to somebody. Do you believe in aliens?
Yeah! They real.
I think so too.
They really real.
I caught one on tape when I was young.
I’m not bullshitting. I saw it fly over my house, it was 6PM.
You’re being super serious.
I’m being super serious. I got it on a little video camera.
You never put it up?
No. This is before YouTube.
Oh shit. What’d they do to you? They kidnap you?
No. Are you afraid of being kidnapped?
Yo … I wanna see what they doin’ up there. There gotta be somethin’ up there.
They might probe you, though.
… I heard.
“Ain’t no tellin’ what the fuck
They look like up there.
They could have one fuckin’ leg.”
I mean, it’s a risk you’re gonna have to take.
I heard, honest to god truth, I was reading philosophy and shit, and I heard that they got some shit like … shit out like 2015, they got a different kind of species. This some crazy shit. I fuck with the nerds too, they’re my niggas. They be like facts, they be like government facts! Some spots where alien shit crashed at, they built a city over it. Seriously, there’s documents, literally documents. They say they got some shit with aliens, they gonna come show us cures for certain stuff, but they preparin’ us for another planet. Beings that eat humans, and why they tellin’ us that? ‘Cause they need our water. Like, other planets can’t get our water.
Are you a Scientologist?
In a sense. With no education. [Note: He definitely thinks we meant scientist.]
Would you ever be open to it?
Hell, it’s different, you gotta use your brain. That is new shit, like say, two-headed sharks. Ain’t no tellin’ what the fuck they look like up there. They could have one fuckin’ leg.
Have you ever seen “Predator?”
I think that guy looks like T-Pain.
He looks like that guy from “Star Wars.” With the ugly-ass face? He has dreads. He looks just like him. [Note: He means Jar Jar Binks.]
Yeah, he looks just like T-Pain.
Man, you ever met T-Pain? That’s a crazy motherfucker.
Bro, he crazy, bro. Like, “HEY! T-PAIN! HEY HEY! HEY! HEY!” That shit is crazy. Shout out.
Do you like vacationing?
I went on two of ’em so far. I’m about to go to Dubai. They got a hotel on the ocean, on the water and shit, sharks swimmin’ around.
Man, I might sleep in the bed, wake up … ridin’ fishes. You can’t smoke over there, though. They catch you, they’ll lock you up for like 60 years.
You gotta be good over there.
Yeah. I’ma do hash.
You gotta bend the rules sometimes.
Gonna do weed brownies.
Anything else you wanna tell our Boombox readers?
I’m coming out with glow-in-the-dark water.
Literal glow-in-the-dark water.
Yeah, and 3-D music. Later, though. I put the headphones in, you can hear a car going, dogs barking, water running.
And you invented this?
Nah, of course. I didn’t invent the peanuts, I just want the credit for the peanuts.
And glow-in-the-dark water.
That shit hardcore, dog. You know why I thought of glow-in-the-dark water? Because like, EDM shit. I’m thinkin’ like, from a business standpoint of view. You have a commercial, a soccer commercial, it’s night time, they won a championship, motherfuckers spit water out. That’s where my mind be at.
Is that stuff safe?
Fuckin’ right! I wanna drink it. I can’t wait to drink it on stage at my show. Dark as fuck, drinkin’ it.
Are there different colors and stuff?
Right now there’s only one color. The turtle-green shit. You know “Ninja Turtle” ooze? Shit’s like ooze, man. That shit be funny, but you might not wanna drink it. You might grow another chest.