Waka Flocka is the latest artist to openly confess that they have been hurt by the pandemic. The second season of the rapper’s reality show that he shares with his wife, Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka, premiers this week and a preview has surfaced with Waka sharing his financial hardships.
The reality show’s season premiere showcases a clip of Waka in conversation with his mother, Deb Antney, that due to the global pandemic, his business has been hurting. The lack of performances that usually generate monies for the household has ceased, causing his income to dramatically slow down. Waka admits in the clip to his mother that he is broke.
“If you don’t make money, ma. Technically, you don’t got money. I go back to zero every year, ma. And this year is not looking good,” the rapper told his mother, Deb Antney in the preview. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the rapper was worth $7M in 2020, so we doubt he’s completely broke.
Waka has claimed in the past that he believed the coronavirus to be “fake”. In an interview with Los Angeles radio station Real 92.3, he stated, “It’s fake… Minorities can’t catch it,”. Adamant that people of color could not catch the virus he pressed, “Name one though.”
He carried on saying, “We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain’t touch them soulful folks.” In another instance, the rapper filmed himself receiving a nasal swab test.
The couple’s show will also showcase how the pair navigates through Waka’s financial hardships, as well as Tammy Rivera’s. This season appears to highlight a deep-rooted secret that is playing a role in her not releasing music. Tammy released her debut EP Fate in 2018 and her latest single “Charlie”, named after her daughter, was released in May of 2020. The song is taken from her yet-to-be-released debut album, Conversations.
Recently, Waka made headlines thanks to a video he made on social media denouncing those that film their good deeds for the world to see. “When I do good deeds, I don’t never record or take pictures, because why would I catch a person at they lowest point in life? And plus, I don’t need a visual of what I did right,” Waka said.
He continued, “I got to experience it and that s**t is the feeling, and that’s something you can’t take from me. You know what I’m saying? [Or] take from them. That’s a real human trait. So, to see anybody marketing theyself feeding the homeless or feeding somebody that needs help, to me, you corny as f**k, man.”
Waka & Tammy, season 2, premiers Thursday on WeTV.