Complex‘s Everyday Struggle has returned and already has the Hip-Hop world buzzing thanks to guest Waka Flocka Flame. Ironically, considering the name of the show, the Atlanta rapper admitted that he was a wack rapper, but still managed to make $30M before giving up the mic because he was “real.”
That’s all it takes, eh? Clearly he underestimated the non-wackness of his own hit-making power (see: “No Hands” or “Round of Applause,” for example), but hear him out.
“I’ma be upfront and honest with you by 2012, 2013, I had $30 million,” said Waka. “At that point in life—I’m being real on my dead brother—why was I rapping? What was I rapping about? I’m rich. I wanted to be rich.”
He added, “From that time to right now, I wanted to figure how can I become a billionaire and a multibillionaire off of business ’cause I did it with rap. I was a wack rapper. I knew I was wack. But I was real, see what I’m saying? My realness overcame my wackness.”
Needless say the post-wack reveal discussion has been lively. There are those who say Waka was by no means a wack rapper because he inspired so many and had parties, clubs and barbecues rocking. Then there those who are like well, “Duh.”
You gotta respect a man who understands his own limits. Peep some of the best assortment of reactions below. “Hard In The Paint” still goes, though.