Pocahontas, Please: Waka Flocka Flame says he’s not black, but Native American

“I’m damn sure not black,” professed Waka Flocka Flame during a recent appearance on Sway’s Universe.

Contributing to the ongoing conversation around racial tensions in America, the 31-year-old “Hard In The Paint” spitter emphatically denounced any and all ties to his presumed African decent and made it clear he’d prefer his ethnicity be categorized as “other” as opposed to a color.

“I’m uneducated, I’m confused,” Waka admitted before asserting, “You not gonna call me black, my grandmother is not Crayola.”

He added, “I’m connected to a tribe, not a country. It’s a big difference, different laws, different everything. Big difference.”

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While chopping it up with Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning on Wednesday, the “It’s A Party” performer touched on the oversimplification of the Black vs. White discourse in America, and again publicly acknowledged his Native American and European ancestry.

“I have no African decendant in my blood, I’m a Native American,” Waka said before verbally tipping his hat to NFL baller, Colin Kaepernick, for taking a powerful stance against social injustice—by refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance— that goes beyond merely championing for the black community.

“Like, that’s crazy man, for you to tell somebody, like, ‘Yo, stand up to this flag.’ N***a do you know what this flag did to us?[…]Even, like, Kaepernick. For shorty to even kneel down, bro. That’s deep. That’s deep. That ain’t got nothing to do with Black Power, that’s deep. That’s human rights,” he added.

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By : Asia Grace

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