*Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame is showing his … perhaps, mature side. A controversial parody of his song “Hard in the Paint” has been made into a parody video called “Head of The State” and performed by a Barack look-a-like: Baracka Flocka Flame.
The rapper told the NY Times the song/video is disrespectful.
If you haven’t seen it, the video shows The President and “Michelle Obama” hanging with gang bangers and smoking marijuana. Oh yeah, it’s that crazy. And you won’t believe how many times times the n-word is used.
In one scene “Oprah Winfrey”, The President’s “muthaf*ckin n*gga,” makes an appearance before they all take a break to get ice cream.
“That they used it to be so sarcastic; it was almost a form of disrespect,” Flame said.
On the other hand, he did share the video with his followers on Twitter, but he responded that it was his way to “let other people see how ignorant other people can be.”
His mother and manager, Debra Antney, says she personally called WorldStarHipHop.com, where it first appeared, to have the video removed, but to no avail.
“That’s not a positive image for us, period, as African-Americans, where we came from, where we’re going today,” she told the Times
But the comedian in the video, James Davis, is quite pleased with his work.
“I don’t know what it takes to get to Obama. If the White House is like other businesses, other offices, he probably knows about it. Maybe it’s on his to-do list: fix the economy, health care, watch this link.”
If you haven’t seen “Baracka Flocka Flame,” here it is. But be warned it is absolutely NSFW. But the question remains … is it “just a harmless parody” or does it cross the line? Is it disrespectful?