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  /  03.14.2020

Wake Flocka Flame is a non-believer of the coronavirus. During a radio interview with Real 92.3 LA on Friday (March 13), Waka said that the virus isn’t real, and that people of color cannot contract it. 

“It’s fake,” he said. “Minorities can’t catch it, we straight. Name one.”

When the rapper was asked about the confirmed coronavirus cases in Atlanta, where he is from, Waka had a response for that as well. “It hit the people passing through our airport. I ain’t hit them soul food folks,” he said.

While Waka Flocka may not believe that the coronavirus is a real thing, artists like Pharrell Williams and J. Cole do, as they’ve recently canceled their festivals because of the spreading virus.

Pharrell announced that his Something In The Water festival will be postponed until next year. “After much consideration, in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach, we’ve sadly decided to postpone SOMETHING IN THE WATER 2020,” he said in a statement.

The statement continued, “We will return April 23-25, 2021 as part of our normal annual schedule. All tickets for 2020 will be honored for next year’s festival. Original purchasers must obtain a refund by submitting a request on this website after March 20, 2020. All refund requests must be submitted through this website and no refunds will be processed by contacting Front Gate Tickets via phone or email.”

As for Cole’s Dreamville Festival, the rapper announced a new August date for the event on Friday (March 13). “We recognize there’s been a lot of questions about the status of Dreamville Fest and in light of recent developments we are excited to let you know we are moving forward with a new date,” the statement from the festival read. “While the state of North Carolina and local health officials continue to work to protect the well being of all in the state, we have worked collaboratively to identify the best possible outcome.”

The festival will now take place on August 29 at the Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC, where it was initially set to be held.


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