Waka Flocka Flame enjoys a Grand Old Party. The Atlanta rapper, whose louder-than-life hits such as 2010′s “Hard in Da Paint” haven’t tended to be explicitly political, attended the victory party last night of Georgia’s Republican candidate for Senate, David Perdue. “He won, man,” Waka Flocka enthused to Atlanta alt-weekly Creative Loafing.
The event celebrating Perdue’s defeat of the Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn wasn’t the first sign of an unlikely relationship between the Brick Squad shouter and the former Dollar General chief executive. In July, a Perdue supporter shared a photo of Waka Flocka using FaceTime to congratulate the candidate on winning the GOP primary. As Creative Loafing reports, the rapper had previously endorsed Perdue in a tweet, only to delete the message hours later.
The political bromance is notable for its sheer improbability. Just last month, Waka Flocka was arrested on a charge of gun possession — actually, given Perdue’s positions, the two might not be so far apart on this one. Still, in September, Waka Flocka advertised that he was hiring a blunt roller. More to the point, the rapper told Hot 97 he voted for President Barack Obama in 2012, saying it was his first time voting. As Waka Flocka goes, so goes the nation?
Waka Flocka has long been teasing a new album titled Flockaveli 2. He has also said he’ll release an album of electronic dance music, to be titled Turn Up God. Specific release details on either aren’t yet available. Presumably, he’s holding out for a tax cut.
— Wilson Warren (@wilsonwarren) July 25, 2014