Waka Flocka Flame is a friendly person. Walking through the Complex offices he laughs and high-fives employees, cracking jokes with spreadsheet-weary marketing executives and hip-hop writers alike, who are all happy to see him again. People remember Waka once they meet him. He's made a name for himself not just based on a discography of eclectic, interesting rap but also through his extreme accessibility—there's no superstar pretension here. Interviewing Waka doesn't feel like an interview, it feels like having a conversation with someone who's just as interested in you as you are in them.
His unique perspective centers on where he came from and where the self-described "happy, good accident" of becoming a rapper has led him. In our interview Waka discusses things like his recent beef with mentor Gucci Mane, but he prefers talking about his crush on Miley Cyrus, what his favorite animal is and an exciting new role in a movie where he'll act alongside DMX.CLICK TO READ THE INTERVIEW