Don’t try and come between Waka Flocka Flame and his fans. A South Florida woman is such a big fan of Gucci Mane’s former homie, that she had to go to his concert –even if her marriage was on the line.
Dianne D. was tweeting (stalking) Waka online, and once she learned of a concert coming to her area the next move was a no brainer. “There was no way I could have missed that concert, I had to go,” she told TheGrio in a phone interview Tuesday (June 11) morning. “It was a defining moment in our marriage. I had been giving more than I was taking and this was one thing I did not want to compromise on. I just wanted to go to a rap concert.”
Powered by a retweet from Waka that she says “changed” her life, Dianne chose the 26-year-old rapper over her husband because the relationship was crap. She even wrote about it on her blog:
“In attempting to learn more about Twitter, I found musicians were doing a better job of social media promotion than most social media experts. I blogged about two rap artists who got social media right, Waka being one of them. He retweeted my post and graciously followed me on Twitter when I asked.
This truly changed my life. As I learned more about Waka (and the entire Brick Squad Monopoly back in touch with my musical roots and interests, and began expanding my follows to include more rap and hip hop artists than social media experts.”
My ex NEVER liked rap, my interest in rap & rap artists, or my blogging about rap. When I knew Waka was coming to Ft. Lauderdale, my husband basically said he wouldn’t prevent me from going (as if) but he didn’t want me to go. When I didn’t immediately agree not to go, things got worse. He basically implied that (and I’m paraphrasing) ‘many Black men would be putting their bodies in close proximity to mine.’ Also, ‘since I was so enamored of Waka, if Waka asked, I might go out clubbing with him and end up doing something I’d regret.”
Adding in just “a touch of racism” to his defense, Dianne’s hubby further tried to convince her not to go. “He had a little touch of racism there and tried to dissuade me from going by saying it would be all African-Americans and that it would only be African-American men hitting on me.”
In the end, Dianne saw and met Waka, but she also got her groove back. “I feel fairly attractive. I’m 53 now (52 at the time of the concert) and I try to keep myself presentable.
“I don’t have as many lines and wrinkles as some women my age, and I’ve been told I look much younger than my true age. But…as attractive as I may or may not be, I know as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow that Waka and I were not destined to go clubbing together.”
Photo: Dianne D.