Waka Flocka: "A Paycheck Can't Change Your Life"

For this week’s Life Lessons series, Jen DeLeon sits down with Waka Flocka where he gives his advice and spills the truth for those who want to pursue a rap career. From not having a retirement plan, why you shouldn’t sign certain contacts or pretend to play rich, Flocka opens up about how his outlook on music is totally different now.

“A paycheck can’t change your life…. shit wears out.”

“The rich know you not rich.”

“Everybody got they down point, but the only ones you see last is the ones who made it out the down. A lot of people get stuck, run into a wall and can’t make it back.”


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