That’s Professor Waka to y’all! Waka Flocka received a huge honor on Tuesday, Roomies. Not only did he celebrate his 36th birthday, but the rapper accepted an honorary professor degree from the Bible Institute of America.
According to TMZ, Waka was honored with a degree in Humanitarianism and Philanthropy at Rainbow Push Headquarters in Chicago, alongside civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. Waka Flocka was previously awarded an honorary doctorate degree in October 2020, but his new academic achievement will allow him to accept a job as a professor at a university.
Waka’s teacher apostle Bridget C. Outlaw spoke about her experience with him not only as a musical influence, but an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Outlaw stated that Waka Flocka Flame is one of the “greatest thinkers of this generation.”
“You’d have to sit for hours to talk about his intellectual generosity. He is not only one of the greatest thinkers of this generation–I know this generation loves his music–but you guys need to be in tune to his mind.”
Admittedly, Outlaw was not a fan of Waka’s music, but came to admire him as a thought provoking man and positive influence on those around him. She also seemingly announced that he will be accepting a teaching position at Harvard University.
“I never listened to his music. When I first met him through my younger brother, I wasn’t impressed. He already knows the story. But, something about Dr. Waka started to put an impression on my heart because not only is he a philosopher, he will be one of the greatest professors that Harvard University has ever seen.”
Waka Flocka found his love for humanitarianism after the tragic passing of his younger brother Kayo Redd, who died by suicide in 2013. Since then, he’s been an advocate for mental health and continues to make donations to various charities.