News: Waka Flocka Flame's Still Down For His Dogs [Video]
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 11:15PM
Nearly a year after raising eyebrows by taking part in a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaign, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame is once again holding it down for his dogs.
Marking his second run with the non-profit organization, Waka is now featured in a new campaign for canines.
Atlanta-based Brick Squad hip-hop artist Waka Flocka Flame never stops when it comes to raising awareness about animal protection. In advance of his sophomore album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, Waka earns a "Round of Applause" from animals everywhere for his second PETA ad, which is aimed at stopping chaining, fighting, and other abuse of dogs. Waka's adorable co-star in the ad is Daphna, a rescued dog from the Atlanta Humane Society who is named after PETA's vice president of cruelty investigations. (Crunk & Disorderly)
Around this time last year, Flocka made headlines for being the first rapper to take part in PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" campaign.
Wearing nothing but strategically placed teddy bear and camera necklaces, Waka Flocka Flame is the first rapper to star in PETA's Ink, Not Mink ad campaign. He shows off his tattoos, and a lot of skin, in the new ad, which urges, "Ink, Not Mink. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs. (USA Today)
In winter 2011, PETA spokesperson Megan Rondeau spoke to SOHH about celebrities going nude for animals.
"Celebrities and athletes don't have to be vegetarian or vegan," PETA spokesperson Megan Rondeau told SOHH when asked if Flocka had to give up eating meat to participate in their campaigns. "That's not a problem at all. I think that people often find there might be one cause that they're very compassionate about and we love to work with them on it. [Our naked celebrity PETA campaigns] kind of goes both ways. Sometimes an artist will say, 'I want to do a naked ad.' I'm not sure if in this specific case whether Waka said that, but a lot of times, yes, artists and athletes will say they want to do it naked and they're so all about it because it gets so much press -- I think people get really excited about it and want to get the message out which is not to support the fur industry. So I think we try to really work with the celebrity and we would never try to push somebody to get naked if that was something they didn't feel comfortable doing." (SOHH)
Along with campaigning against animal cruelty, Flame recently took a stand against bullying.
Flocka also isn't a fan of bullying. He started collaborating with SEA Brand (snapbacks for a cause) this past winter and the two decided to let fans vote their favorite colorway for the snapback, as well as which charity should receive the proceeds. Fans decided the cause would be anti-bullying, and that proceeds would benefit PACER'S National Bullying Prevention Center. Appropriately, the winning colorway was the Chicago Bulls-inspired black and red. (Complex)
Check out Waka Flocka Flame's latest PETA campaign below: