Professionally known as Waka Flocka by his fans and his music, Juaquin James Malphurs is a popular rapper and singer who rose to fame for his single “O Let’s Do It” in 2009. After releasing two other singles “Hard in da Paint” and “No Hands”, he released his debut album in 2010 called “Flockaveli”.
Waka Flocka Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
Waka Flocka was born on the 31st of May, 1986. His family moved to Georgia, but that happened shortly after his birth in South Jamaica. Flocka Flame didn’t have any interest in music at a young age, even though his mother was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mizay Entertainment, an artist management company.
An unfortunate incident also happened when he was 14 years old. An automobile accident ended his brother’s life and this proved to be a catalyst for distancing himself from the idea or prospect of a career. He spent his teenage years staying and hanging around gang members.
The Origination Of The Waka Flocka Name
The origination of the Waka Flocka name is a somewhat hilarious one. When he was younger, his brother nicknamed him “Waka”, which was based on the catchphrase of a muppet character from the Muppets’ show, Fozzie Bear.
The Flocka Flame part of the name came from a fellow rapper “Gucci Mane”, who used rhyming reduplication to get it. It became a household name, as Malphurs named the first album after the name “flockaveli”. As he continued to rise to fame, the name became an identifier.
Waka Flocka Cars
Amongst the many cars that Waka Flocka owns, the most popularly known one is the Rolls Royce. We think that the Rolls Royce is one of the whips he’s most proud of.
Waka Flocka Is Married To Wife Tammy Rivera
Waka Flocka married Tammy Rivera in 2014 on the 25th of May. They first met in Miami in 2011 in a club where Tammy was at with her friends, as she was on vacation. He was performing at the same club and insists that her look and energy are what drew her to him. Although they split up in 2016 because he kept cheating on her, they both were on the “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” show, where they resolved their differences on air. They currently have only one child, Charlie, who was from a previous relationship. Waka Flocka still wants more kids with Tammy.
Waka Flocka Houses
In June 2018, Tammy Rivera, Waka Flocka’s wife showed off their newly bought home estate on Instagram. From the aerial view picture seen, the estate looked fully equipped with multiple garages, lounging areas, a swimming pool, a beautiful driveway, and many more.
Waka Flocka decided to purchase a new home, which is situated at a beautiful location for himself and his family. They decided to sell the old house and get a new one, as the home represented a new start for their family and their journey.
How Much Is Waka Flocka Net Worth?
Jauquin James Malphurs’ current network as of 2019 is estimated at $7 million. This fact is not known for sure, as celebrities and artists never really declare all their assets.