Wishy Wednesday. It’s a day of wishing starting with Waka Flocka Flame making a 53 year-old woman’s wish come true. A true fact of life is Tiara Thomas has left Wale for good and yet he’s not as upset as you would think. It looks like Amanda Bynes is leaving an opportunity to join Playboy to focus on her rap career? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. What Would Waka Do?
It turns out Waka Flocka Flame is not just for the hip-hop community but even for those who do not fall in his typical fan base, that being a 53-year-old woman who had just about enough of her significant other. Thanks to some Waka Flocka one-on-one time, she was able to finally break free. Bossip has the story:
Now, my ex-husband and I had always had problems. We were on a typical bad relationship roller coaster; good times followed by bad times followed by good times and so on. Finally, the good times were just too far between and although the bad times subsided too, we fell into a very polite and civilized existence. That is, until Waka came to town.
My ex NEVER liked rap, my interest in rap & rap artists, or my blogging about rap. When I knew Waka was coming to Ft. Lauderdale, my husband basically said he wouldn’t prevent me from going (as if) but he didn’t want me to go. When I didn’t immediately agree not to go, things got worse. He basically implied that (and I’m paraphrasing) “many black men would be putting their bodies in close proximity to mine.” Also, “since I was so enamored of Waka, if Waka asked, I might go out clubbing with him and end up doing something I’d regret.”
I had DM’d him a few times before the concert to tell him I was coming & would be the old white lady with reddish hair in the front. When I got my turn for the photo, I said, “Waka, you follow me on Twitter.” He replied, “Oh yeah, you said you was comin’!”
I was so thrilled! It really made my night, my week, my year, my decade. And when I got home, I realized that I’d gotten TWO photos with Waka; the first one was when I replied “Oh yes, Waka, that was me!” and was all googly-eyed and giggling like a schoolgirl. The second photo was the posed shot.
So, basically, the experience with my ex of the Waka concert made my mind up for me. It was time to make that break, and live my life without looking over my shoulder or being beholden to an immature man who didn’t appreciate me or the interesting turns my life might take. We’ve been divorced for a few months now. I couldn’t be happier. (Bossip)
Did Waka really help make things final for her? It seemed like the relationship was pretty much over, but sometimes people need that extra push before they can pull the trigger. Looks like she got more than she expected from the Waka Flocka event. #SOHHWhatchaThink?