Juaquin James Malphurswas born on the 31st of May, 1986 in South Jamaica, New York, United States of America. His parents were happy to welcome their son. Debra Antney, who is James’ mother, is also famous as her son. She was rapper Gucci Mane's manager and now she is the Chief Executive Officer of Mizay Entertainment.

As to the siblings, Malphurs had four brothers. Unfortunately,one of his brothers, Redd, passed away in 2013. James was fond of music since his childhood. For years, he was practicing and developing his skills. He had a dream to become an artist and was doing everything possible to bring this wish to life.

At the age of 19, he decided to have a new name "Waka" after his cousin called him so.In 2009, he became much more popular than he was before. There was a huge debut after Flocka's song“O Let's Do It” was released. This single was number 62 in Billboard 100. Flocka also participated in 1017 Brick Squad with many other celebrities.The following year, his first album “Flockaveli” was seen by the world. This debut album was on the sixth place on US Billboard 200.

In 2011, he hadrecorded some singles among which there were hot songs like “Salute Me or Shoot Me 3” and“Twin Towers 2”. The same year,together with Gucci Mane, they released an album named“Ferrari Boyz”. It was successful year for Flocka, because he also released his next studio album “Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family”. Two years after, he recorded his mixtape “DuFlocka Rant 2”. Besides, he was seen on the third season of the VH1 show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

In 2014, Waka Flocka announced that he would take part in their spin off of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta called“Meet The Flockas”. Nowadays, he is very talented artist, known all over the world. There are thousands of fans and followers, who like his art. Waka’s net worth is estimated to be nearly 4.5 million dollars.

As to the personal life in his biography, he is a married man. After a one-year relationship, he asked Tammy Rivera to become his wife. The wedding ceremony was held on the 25th of May, 2014. The spouse has no children yet. Now, Waka and Rivera are living happily in their apartments in Queens, United States of America.They like to visit different musical occasions and musical awards together.

It is also important to say that after Waka’s brother death, he decided to become a vegan. Besides, the rapper was involved in criminal activity. He was shot twice after some stealing act at an Atlanta car wash.He was also accused of keeping marijuana and hydrocodone. In 2014, Waka Flocka was arrested at the airport after the security scan discovered a handgun in his baggage. After two hours, he was released.

Last Modified: Mar 11, 2020

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