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Just a little over two months since the tragic ending of Migos rapper, Takeoff, his memory and legacy is still being celebrated.

On January 3, rapper Waka Flocka joined Shannon Sharpe on the hit podcast, Club Shay Shay, and gave his take on the late rapper’s death.

As he detailed his own beginnings to seeing his own success in the industry, Flocka told Sharpe that while evolution is inevitable, surroundings can still play a role in one’s safety.

In 2010, the emcee admitted that a car wash shooting took place due to his decision making toward a darker road.

Already a success, the Atlanta-bred rapper believed that a part of him died the day from the frightening incident,

“Yeah I still go to the car wash, I know what happened, definitely, 100 percent,” Flocka told host Shannon Sharpe. “I thank God for that too. That was a blessing because that weekend, I was making like a quarter million. I was going to buy some bricks and some pounds. That’s God that stopped me. I thank God because I was arrogant as f––k.”

He continued,

“It turned me dark. It turned me dark all the way. I just feel like I just wanted to just be there, beat that motherf–––ker up, turn hoods up and organize shit. I was bad, I thank God for that and that Waka died that day too.”

During his self-reflective moment, Flocka explained that he’s no longer the person he once was. He even revealed that opportunities came for vengeance, yet, he opted out of that choice,

“The guy that shot me, I never wanted to kill him either. I had every opportunity in the world to do it. But why kill him? He made me. I’m a fucking millionaire,” Waka said before saying he never wanted an apology. “I deserved that bullet, man. I’m telling you I deserved that motherf–––ker The shit I know today, I can’t be mad at nobody cause it helped create who I am today.”

His story came with its own hidden gems of wisdom when referencing the industry and its natural progression for artists as they become affiliated with unchartered territory,

“I can’t tell you why, and I never want to speak on nobody’s death, but I could tell you this: When God blesses you, you have to change your ways, you have to evolve. You have to,” the “No Hands” rapper said. “I could just say wrong place, wrong time for these guys.”

Sharpe then suggested that “once you ascend to a certain level, you’ve [got to] leave that alone.” The 36-year-old entertainer then placed question as to why Quavo and Takeoff were entertaining a dice game with others who may not be as “fiscally fit” as them,

“With all respect, why would I roll dice with somebody that ain’t in my tax bracket? It’s liable that some s––t could happen.”

Check out the full interview below:

Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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