Waka Flocka Denies being a real Gangsta!
The Atlanta rapper's home was raided by police on Thursday for an investigation reportedly related to weapons, drugs and prostitution. The MC's mother and manager, Deb Antney, has denied to MTV News that prostitution was a factor in the raid, and on Saturday, Waka batted away allegations that he is involved in any type of illegal activity.
During a sit-down with radio station Hot 93.7 in Hartford, Connecticut, the "O Let's Do It" rapper, who wasn't at home at the time of the raid, described how he learned his place had been busted by authorities.
"I had to go to court for a little traffic ticket for driving too fast. I was coming out the court, I had to use the bathroom. So my road manager G-Boy, he's like, 'Ay, man, police just raided the house.' I'm like, 'What? What they want? They want to find some CDs? What they comin' in there for?' " he said.
The rapper denied he was involved in any shady dealings, maintaining he has no plans to juggle life in the streets and the spotlight.
"Why would I rap and go try to street gang bang? That's hustling backwards. Why would I wanna rap all around the world and then go hit the streets and gang bang? I'm a rapper, I'm not a [gang-banger.] How can you gang bang and be a rapper? I don't understand that," he said. "I would love to find out where their information is coming from. I can't wait."
He also swatted away Web rumors that one of his associates, who reportedly appeared in a video that was making the rounds in the blogosphere, tipped off police.
"That ain't true. Hey, this is the internet. I don't know what's going on, I didn't even see [the video], keep it gangsta," Waka said.
The MTV News "Hottest MCs" pick pointed to the breakout success of the past year as one of the main reasons he plans to keep his business out of the streets.
"I'm good. I dropped the album, Flockaveli, doing numbers. 'No Hands,' I think it's platinum or it's on the road to be. I'm in the top three albums of the year, 'cause I don't know nobody selling past me and Gucci and probably Wayne or Nicki and West or somebody or Ross. Other than that, these folks is losing out here," he said. "I'm good, I got shows every week. I'm straight. Team good, I'm eatin'. New label, Brick Squad Monopoly, Gucci about to drop two mixtapes, I just executive produced one of them. I'm going in, man."
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