Waka Flocka Flame's mother, Debra Antney, recently came forward to defend her son's image after fans say he's trying to be like Tupac Shakur. Although he called his new album "Flockaveli," (like "Makaveli"), Waka's mom says he will make his own place in the hip hop game.
"People took [his album title] like he's comparing hisself to Tupac. Never that. He know he's not Tupac. You have people that want to be other people, like it's not that. When people are so limited, they stay stuck. l just told him yesterday. "Why you staying stuck?" He did grow up around guns and drugs but he's still a fun person. You have to learn how to channel all of that energy into having fun. It doesn't have to be about shooting and killing. In the hood these are things that you do experience, but he wasn't raised in the projects or some real hard places. He chose to hang out in stuff like that. Those are the places that he wanted to be at. That's where he felt comfortable, where he belonged." (VIBE)
Waka Flocka Flame – Footage (Mom Says Hes Not Tupac)