Known to the entire world by the name Waka Flocka Flame, Flocka is a famous rapper in entire America. His singles became hits and were seen in Billboard chart, which made him famous in less time. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Waka Flocka in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born in 1986, Waka Flocka’s hometown was South Jamaica. But eventually, he shifted to Georgia with his family. He was born to Debra Antney, his mother who was the former manager of Gucci Mane, the best rapper to date. Originally, he was known as Juaquin James Marphrus but got ‘Waka’ in his name by one of his cousins and ‘Flocka Flame’ by Gucci Mane which was more than anything for him. Gucci Mane and Waka Flame knew each other since Waka Flocka’s was 19 years only.
Waka Flocka had only one relationship with Tommy Rivera to whom he got married in the year 2014. He is happily married to his wife. Waka Flocka’s dearest younger brother committed suicide along with KayO Redd who was a rapper which made him completely depressed.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Waka Flocka made his career into Hollywood’s music industry and became a rapper who is now known to every individual. Waka Flocka’s career started when he released “O Let’s Do It” and it became hit in the year 2009 achieving a 62nd position on the Billboard chart. However, he had a hard time to suffer as in the year 2010, he was shot in his right arm and got robbed.
In October 2010, his debut album was released “Flockaveli” which was a blockbuster and reached 6th position out of 200 in Billboard chart. Further, Gucci Mane and he were not in contact with each other since Flocka’s mother was fired but in 2011, he and Gucci Mane collaborated “Ferrari Boyz” album together and got it released. He has also released “Round of Applause” which featured Drake, the famous rapper till date.
By 2014, Waka Flocka had appeared in VH1 featuring the third season of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’. He has appeared in many television films like Black Dynamite and FishCentre Live.
He has been nominated for various awards and received them too. In the year 2010, he got nominated for “Bet Hip Hop Award” under the category of ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Club Banger’ but wasn’t able to win it. Next year, he got nominated for “Bet Awards” under the category of ‘Best Collaboration’ for his song ‘No Hands’ and the same song under the category of ‘Best Club Banger’, he won “Bet Hip Hop Award”. In the year 2015, his song ‘Beast’ got nominated for “Much Music Video Awards” under ‘EDM/Dance Video of the Year’.
Net Worth & Earnings
Giving out blockbuster hits in a few years, Waka Flocka has earned his reputation and net worth up to $10 million. He has got his famous albums sold in millions against which he earned a lot. He performs more than 50 shows per year and is paid approx $15000 for one show making him the rapper who is highly paid to date. He has millions of followers.
Waka Flocka is the best rapper and still is on good terms with Gucci Mane. His connection with him made him earn millions through which he was able to show the best of his talent to the entire world. Waka has gone through various difficulties and is becoming the best known and best-paid and famous rapper to date. We wish him the best of luck for his successful future endeavors.