Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has declared his issues with hip-hop artists hyping their way to hip-hop’s mainstream level and publicly called out Pittsburgh rap star Wiz Khalifa.
Prior to DJ Kay Slay naming Big Sean, Waka Flocka named Wiz as a rapper without swag.
“Yo [Kay] Slay, how you feel about these rap n*ggas with all that hype man,” Waka Flocka asked in an interview. “They ain’t got no swag when they really, they hyped their way to the top. [I’m behaving myself lately.] Me too. I ain’t even gonna lie. I ain’t even gonna lie, right. … I feel like they don’t respect nothing but the real. You gotta. Wiz. Wiz. [laughs]” (Street Heat TV)
Earlier this year, Khalifa responded to fake remarks allegedly made by Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah.
Looks like Wiz Khalifa just made a rookie mistake when he dissed Ghostface Killah based on false information. The rapper went on controversial talk show hosts Star & Buck Wild’s morning show on 100.3 The Beat In Philly to talk music, the album, and his single “Roll Up”. Star, who’s known for bringing the drama, then asked Wiz about Ghost’s allegedly negative comments towards the rapper’s debut single “Roll Up.” The on-air DJ claimed Ghostface said “This Roll Up ish kinda soft. By that mean you could probably rock a crying baby to sleep with this ish. Guys could grow breasts listening to it.” Wiz, making the mistake of not verifying the comment, went in on the legendary rapper by calling Ghost “corny” and claiming that “he played himself.” (VIBE)
The real Ghostface later hit up Twitter and denied going at Khalifa.
“Ayo i wanna address this bullsh*t going on, this website called bigghostnahmean is a fake website which i have no affiliation with or did i say anthing negative about any of them artists up on that page, got respect for all the young cats coming up doin they thing. tell the kid Wiz, its all love i respect him as a artist and got no issues wit him at all, Once again the website is fake, its not ya boy!” (Ghostface Killah’s Twitter)
Outside of beef hype, Flocka is currently putting together his new solo album, Triple F Life.
“It felt like a rushed project. I’m going to do it first quarter (2012) because I need to put my all into it,” Waka Flocka continued on his recently pushed back album, “Triple F Life.” “I felt like I was trying to please the label and not the people that really listen to the music.” Flocka also hinted at another breakthrough guest spot on his upcoming album: DMX. “I’m trying to put a song together with DMX; he needs to get back on the scene!” With 2011 drawing to a close, Waka Flocka offered a bold prediction for the new year. “I’m gonna be the No. 1 artist of the year. That’s not a prediction, that’s a fact!” he proclaimed. (Billboard)
Check out Waka Flocka Flame’s interview below: