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With the presidential election fast approaching a wide variety of artists are making their preferences known. Waka Flocka Flame is the latest to publicly endorse President Obama. The Atlanta rapper talked to Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg about his decision.
"It's my first time voting in 26 years and I'm a taxpayer now. So you know you gotta go for the right guy. They say every vote counts so I had to make sure mine did," Waka said.
The Brick Squad Monopoly boss said Obama is his choice and explained why he never voted before.
"Honestly, I'm not trying to be hard [or] trying to be tough. If you from the streets how can voting help your life? How can tax dollars help your life? You don't get paid off of taxes, insurance, medical... you don't need none of that," he said. "So when you shift your life and become a civilized person and start living like a civilized person then you gotta follow the rules."
There was also a pretty funny segment where Peter asked Waka various questions about current topics. Waka said he didn't know who President Obama was running against.
"I know it's a guy that wanna stop PBS and Big Bird."
Check that out below.
Waka Flocka speaks on the importance of of voting
Waka Flocka Flame admits he doesn't know who President Obama is running against