Exclusive: Waka Flocka Flame Got "Goosebumps" Over BET Hip-Hop Awards Nods
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010 4:00PM
With "O Let's Do It" hitmaker Waka Flocka Flame being nominated for two BET Hip-Hop Awards 2010 trophies this year, SOHH reached out to the rap newcomer and got his reaction to the achievement.
For Waka, he felt the nominations were an indication of success.
"Ah man, I feel like Rocky," Waka told SOHH about receiving two BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations. "I feel like Rocky when he screamed out Adrian. Man, I feel good. You know [getting nominated], you're gonna be cheesing, getting goosebumps and all of that, getting scared that you might even win it. It's just a feeling of being happy, success, almost." (SOHH)
He also said being nominated for "Rookie of the Year" was a shocker.
"[Being nominated for] the 'Club Banger' was not a surprise," Waka added referring to his 'O Let's Do It' smash hit. "I knew ain't nobody go harder than me. I'll get arrogant about that. I'll admit that. But for 'Rookie of the Year?' Man. That's something. I think that shows me, that shows myself right there. It shows that Waka is really working. Sometimes I feel like I don't be doing enough so that right there, I like that right there. I'll be at BET [for the awards]." (SOHH)
Waka Flocka Flame's nods were announced earlier this month and places him in competition with artists like J. Cole, Chiddy Bang, Roscoe Dash and more.
Nominations for the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards were revealed late Tuesday and Mizay Entertainment's (M.E.)Waka Flocka Flame, is up for honors. Waka Flocka has two nods in the following categories: Rookie of the Year and Best Club Banger for the street anthem "O Let's Do It." (Examiner)
Also nominated in the "Rookie of the Year" category is Nicki Minaj, who recently shared her reaction to the nods.
"Very excited about the 4 BET HIP HOP AWARD nominations. Thank you BET!!!! Watch @106andpark now 4 more info.," she tweeted Tuesday (September 7).
"lyricist of the yr, rookie of the yr, hustler of the yr, & made u look award for best hip hop style. it's a blessing. #GIRLPOWER" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
The BET Hip-Hop Awards 2010 will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps and takes place Tuesday, October 12th at 8 PM EST
Check out Waka Flocka Flame's "O Let's Do It" below: