Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera recently sat down with Real 92.3 to discuss their marriage and his career. This is when the “No Hands” rapper shared his thoughts on the recent coronavirus pandemic.
Around the 11:40 mark of the video, Waka was asked if he was worried about the coronavirus. Waka quickly responded saying that the virus is “fake” and isn’t worried about it because “minorities can’t get it.”
“It’s fake… Minorities can’t catch it,” he said. “Name one though,” he said when he was challenged on his comment. “We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain’t touch them soulful folks.”
Waka didn’t care to clarify his statements or why he thinks minorities cant get the virus. The conversation moved on quickly from that.
Well, obviously Waka is wrong in his sentiments. Earlier this week it was reported that Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz had contracted the virus.
As of Saturday (March 14), there are 2,340 confirmed cases of the virus in the United States and 51 deaths. In the state of Georgia, there are around 42 cases. Fox 5 Atlanta reports that many tourist attractions including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Six Flags Over Georgia, and the Atlanta Motor Speedway have all been closed.