Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame has reflected on making headlines over the past few years due to his legal woes and explained why he held himself liable for the negative press.

Refusing to place the blame on others, Waka took the road less traveled while considering his previous missteps.

“I don’t think [rap artists are] being targeted. I think God do a lot of stuff to let you know. … It always stop you in your tracks. That’s just situations God put you through so you be a stronger man, ’cause it didn’t kill us, it just made us stronger. It’s just to let you know like, ‘Boy, you doing good, why would you go over here and … ,’ you know what I’m saying?” (RapFix)

Last February, Waka and his entourage were detained by North Carolina police following a shootout.

Five days after headlining a hip-hop show at the Tabernacle, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame may be in trouble again. This time, the incident involves a shootout in North Carolina. The rapper, his brother and another person — someone not involved in Waka Flocka’s entourage — all have been detained after a shooting outside the Car Stereo Warehouse in east Charlotte. (Access Atlanta)

A month prior, Waka was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges.

Top-selling rapper Waka Flocka Flame will spend Tuesday night in a Georgia county jail after turning himself in on drugs and weapons charges. A bond hearing for the performer, whose real name is Jaquin Malphurs, has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s office. The charges followed a raid on the rapper’s home last month in a suburb south of Atlanta. The artist’s current album,Flockaveli, is ranked 11th on the Billboard Magazine chart of rap albums. (Reuters)

He later posted bail and avoided an extensive stay behind bars.

Waka Flocka Flame was released from custody Wednesday (January 5) after turning himself in for an array of weapons and drug charges earlier this week. Deputy Fielder of Georgia’sHenry County Sherriff’s Office confirmed to MTV News that the Atlanta rapper, born Juaquin Malphurs, was at released at 3:33 p.m. after posting $31,950 bond. (MTV)

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