Before Kanye West also announced his 2020 presidential bid, Waka Flocka Flame first revealed that he’d make a run at the Oval Office with his own 2016 campaign. While the rapper’s road to the White House stalled – he was conspicuously absent from Wednesday night’s GOP debate – Waka Flocka is building a platform of close-mindedness and intolerance after making controversial comments regarding transgender people, notably Caitlyn Jenner, on New York radio station Power 105 Friday.
Talking about his presidential run and how West’s 2020 bid stole his thunder, the conversation somehow slipped into the rapper’s feeling towards reality TV, alluding to Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “Women are afraid to be a wife and young males are afraid to be men. It’s not cool; they’re not marketing that. They don’t market families and husbands and wives no more,” the rapper told The Breakfast Club at 8:45 into the video. “They’re marketing young girls, transgenders, they’re marketing evil, man. It’s really evil … Evil is marketed … I ain’t got nothing against anybody’s preferences, but putting it on TV, that’s crazy. Kids are the only ones watching TV. Adults are too busy.”
Caitlyn Jenner next came up during the interview, and the rapper said he felt that Jenner was “rebuking God.” “I ain’t saying nothing against like a Bruce Jenner … You are who you are when God made you, not who you became after he did. That’s how I just feel. You rebuking God, man,” the rapper said. “God ain’t put them feelings in you; that’s the devil playing tricks on your mind. That’s a test from God. If you can’t outbeat that one time, so you believe that, then you’ll believe everything else and you’re going down that way.”
Later in the interview, Waka Flocka joined his fellow presidential hopefuls in their favorite activity: Attacking Donald Trump. “I ain’t got nothing against him — Donald Trump is Donald Trump — but as a person, as a citizen, and as a human being, do I want to put a man in power that’s money-hungry or he’s striving for people? Is your passion for people or is your passion for money?
“That man passion is for money and he ain’t wrong for that,” the rapper added. “He the best marketing man in America and he ain’t wrong for that. So you think he ain’t gonna market a campaign? That’s a walk in the park, man. If you’re not for the people, why should you be president?”