You’ve heard his music, you’ve seen his face, but I bet you weren’t aware of any of these 10 little-known facts about Atlanta born rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

  1. His nickname “Waka” was given to him by his cousin who was too little to pronounce his real name “Juaquin”. It was the catchphrase of Fozzie Bear, a character in The Muppets.
  2. His first two albums, Flockaveli and Ferrari Boyz (with Gucci Mane) debuted in the top 10 on the US charts.
  3. Favorite snack? That would be Lay’s Salt & Vinegar chips.
  4. One of his brothers, Wooh Da Kid, is also a rapper.
  5. Waka’s birthday is on May 31st. He was born in 1986, making him 29 years old.
  6. He supports PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and posed nude for their “Ink Not Mink” campaign.
  7. Illuminati? Waka Flocka thinks it is BS. According to the rapper, there’s no such thing as a devil worshiping hip-hop crew.
  8. He may currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia, but Waka was actually born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York.
  9. Waka Flocka is a reality TV star! Him and his wife, Tammy Rivera, appeared in season 3 of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta on VH1.
  10. Mr. Flame himself will be appearing in San Diego at Infinity NYE! Purchase tickets or room packages and see this super famous rapper perform while ringing in the New Year!.