Rapper Juaquin James Malphurs, better known as Waka Flocka Flame, has made the bizarre claims that the current coronavirus outbreak is “fake” as part of a new interview.
The 33-year-old musician, who is adding the finishing touches to his fourth studio album Flockaveli 2, sat down in an interview on Real 92.3 LA when the conversation turned to the current pandemic which has resulted in multiple countries performing mass lockdowns.
“It’s fake… Minorities can’t catch it,” the rapper said when asked if he was worried about the pandemic. When challenged on his point of view, the musician replied: “Name one though,” amid his own claims that certain people can’t catch the deadly virus.
He added: “We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain’t touch them soulful folks.”
The ongoing epidemic of coronavirus disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 14th, 2020, more than 146,000 cases have been confirmed but the number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 5,400 people having died from the virus, most of which have come in different provinces of China, coronavirus has now spread to 140 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America.
You can see Waka Flocka Flame’s unusual claimes at the 11:40 mark of the interview below.