Waka Flocka Flame blames label for new album delay, wants to buy out contract

Rapper is preparing to release 'Flockaveli 2'

Waka Flocka Flame may be running for President of the United States right now, but he’s still got one eye on his music career as he prepares to release the forthcoming album ‘Flockaveli 2’.

According to the rapper, though, the LP – a sequel to his 2010 debut studio album ‘Flockaveli’ – is being held back by his record label, Atlantic Records.

Taking to Twitter yesterday (April 27), Waka called the delay ‘sad’, offered to buy out his contract in an effort to get the album released, and encouraged followers to tweet their reactions with the hashtag ‘#LETWAKAGO’.

“Sad that my label holding #Flockaveli2 BACK…!!!!! LET ME BUYOUT MY CONTRACT ASAP #AtlanticRecords,” he posted.

When it finally does drop, ‘Flockaveli 2’ will be Waka’s first album since the release of ‘Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family’ in 2012. The ‘Hard In The Paint’ performing had previously claimed that Jay Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake and 50 Cent would all feature on the forthcoming LP, though he later backtracked, saying in an interview that he didn’t deserve a Jay or Ye feature “’cause I ain’t go gold or platinum. To me, you can’t work with a gold or platinum artist if you haven’t [gone] gold or platinum”.

Waka was in the news last month after he pulled out of a gig at the University of Oklahoma following the emergence of a video showing members of a campus fraternity singing along to a song which uses the N-word to describe African-American people. “There will never be a ni**** in SAE. You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me,” they sang to the tune of ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’, asserting that black students would not be allowed to join the fraternity.

The Brick Squad member, who had previously partied with members of the fraternity, released a statement via Instagram explaining his decision, telling followers he was “disgusted and disappointed” by the incident and that “racism is something I will not tolerate”.