Juaquin “Waka Flocka Flame” Malphurs has been a longtime supporter of Donald Trump. It appears the former President of the United States is a fan of the recording artist/reality television star as well.
Waka revealed he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. According to TMZ, the certificate was signed by Trump as recognition for Waka’s philanthropic volunteer work with Chicago’s Daughter of Destiny non-profit organization.
“I gotta thank my pastor/big sister Apostle Dr. Bridget C. Outlaw for teaching and guiding me on this journey God got us on. I’m just honored [folded hands emoji]. S/O to my president!!!” wrote Waka on Instagram.
The 34-year-old Atlanta resident posted a photo of himself on IG holding a framed document. He was also wearing a medal around his neck with an inscription that read, “The President’s Volunteer Service Award.”
Back in 2015, Waka blasted then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial statements about Mexican immigrants. Trump infamously suggested many of the undocumented migrants from that country were rapists and criminals.
In response to Trump’s comments, Waka referred to the real estate mogul as a “pathetic man.’ The Flockaveli album creator went on to tweet, “My ancestor was illegal and brought by force I’m just watching modern-day slavery. Why not take a f###### stand? #WFF… Take off the blindfold people and step up. #MinoritiesMatter.”
At some point, after Trump won the presidency in 2016, Waka changed his tune. During the final weeks of the 2020 election between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, Waka endorsed the idea that Trump was a better president than former President Barack Obama. Biden was Obama’s Vice President for eight years.
A few weeks later, Waka called the media’s coverage of Election Night 2020 “disgusting.” At the time, Biden had a substantial lead over Trump in the Electoral College race. The former VP eventually defeated Trump 306 to 232 in electoral votes by picking up the typically Republican-leaning states of Arizona and Georgia.
Trump still refuses to acknowledge Biden as the legitimate president based on unfounded conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines and global communist plots. Numerous state and federal judges have rejected those claims. Team Trump lost over 60 nationwide lawsuits. Trump’s fraudulent Stop The Steal campaign ignited the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol which led to five deaths.
Support for Donald Trump also played a role in Malphurs family storylines on WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta program. Deb Antney, Waka Flocka Flame’s mother, proudly embraced Trump and his MAGA movement on the show which shocked some of the other GUHHATL cast members including Waka’s wife, Tammy Rivera-Malphurs.