Juaquin James Malphurs known as “Waka Flocka” or sometimes as “Waka Flocka Flame” is a rapper who has released two studio albums in his career. He has released many singles in his career including “No Hands”, “Hard in da Paint”, “O Let’s Do It”, “I Don’t Really Care” and “She Be Puttin’ On”. Malphurs released his debut album in 2010 called ‘Flockaveli’. His third studio album ‘Flockaveli ‘’ is scheduled to get released in October 2017. He is signed to Warner Bros and 1017 Brick Squad. In 2014, he was seen in the animated television series ‘Black Dynamite’. The estimated net worth of Waka Flocka is $8 million US dollars.
Juaquin James Malphurs was born on May 31, 1986, in South Jamaica, New York. His mother is Debra Antney, who is the former manager of Gucci Mane and is the CEO of the company called ‘So Icey/Mizay Entertainment’. He grew up in Riverdale, Georgia. He was given the name “Waka” by his cousin following the catchphrase “Waka Waka” after the character of Fozzie Bear in the Muppets.
Rapper Gucci Mane gave him the name Flocka Flame. In 2009, at the age of 23 years, he released the song “O Let’s Do It”. The single peaked at #62 of the Billboard 200. He then became a group member of the band ‘1017 Brick Squad’ along with Gucci Mane, Frenchie, OJ Da Juiceman, and Wooh Da Kid. In January 2010, he was robbed and shot in his right arm at a car wash.
In May 2014, Waka Flocka Flame got married to Tammy Rivera. In December 2013, his brother named KayO Redd committed suicide in Henry County, Georgia. In 2014, he was arrested when his luggage was showing a loaded handgun at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Malphurs was released after two hours.
In October 2010, Waka Flocka released his debut album entitled ‘Flockaveli’. It debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. In the same year, MTV named him as the 8th hottest MC. He then released his mixtape called ‘Salute Me or Shoot Me 3’. This was followed by ‘Twin Towers 2 (No Fly Zone)’ along with Slim Dunkin. In August 2011, his collaborative album called ‘Ferrari Boyz’ with Mane was released.
Another single “Round of Applause” feat Drake was released in October 2011. In June 2012, Malphurs released his second studio album entitled ‘Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family’. He then released the mixtape ‘DuFlocka Rant 2’ and ‘From Roaches to Rollies’. In 2014, he released the mixtapes Re-Up and I Can’t Rap Vol. 1. In the same year, he also appeared in the show ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ on VH1.
The collaboration mixtape ‘The Turn Up Godz Tour’ was released in March 2015. It included guest appearances by Watch The Duck, Tony Yayo, Gucci Mane, Bobby V, Cash Out, Offset, Machine Gun Kelly, Future, and Howard Stein. In July 2016, he released his mixtape ‘LeBron Flocka James 4’. He has also appeared in the 2016 EP ‘House Party EP’.
In 2015, Waka Flocka Flame was nominated in the Much Music Video Awards for the song “Beast”. In 2011, he was nominated for the BET Awards in the category of Best Collaboration. He won the 2011 BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger.
How much is Waka Flocka Net Worth in 2017
Waka Flocka has released many singles in his career. He has released 23 mixtapes in his career. By doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth for himself. Waka Flocka’s net worth is an estimated $8 million US dollars as of 2017. This wealth comes from the sale of his albums. He is the member of 1017 Brick Squad.
He has also appeared for several other artists including MGK, Gucci Mane, N. O. R. E., The Cataracs, will.i.am, Borgore, Girl Talk, Steve Aoki, Maejor, Umek, Mia Martina, and Rayven Justice. He has appeared many times in ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’. In 2017, he will release his third solo studio album.
In 2013, Gucci Mane filed a lawsuit against Malphurs for fraud and breach of contract. He was involved in a feud with mane on Twitter. His brother KayO Redd was also a fellow rapper who died in 2013.