Waka Flocka Flame
Birth name: Juaquin James Malphurs
Place of Birth: South Jamaica, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 31, 1986
Waka Flocka Flame is an American rapper. He was born in South Jamaica, New York, to black parents.
He has controversially declared “I’m not Black”, specifically stating:
I’m not African-American at all… My folks is not from Africa. A lot of people in this room’s folks ain’t from Africa. Might be a couple, but people just don’t understand. I asked my grandma, ‘Yo grandma, what’s your background?’ She said ‘Red foot and black tail Indian.’ I said, ‘What?’ She said, ‘Yeah.’ My mother and my father, we 100% Indians.’ I asked my other grandmother, and we got Cherokee in us, and European and Italian. A little Dominican… I’m damn sure not Black. You’re not gonna call me Black.
It is not clear if Waka Flocka Flame’s Native American, European, Italian, and/or Dominican ancestries have been verified/documented.
He was an independent candidate for President of the United States in 2016.
Waka Flocka Flame is married to television personality, singer, fashion designer, and businessperson Tammy Rivera.