Rapper Waka Flocka Flame accuses Caitlyn Jenner of “rebuking God,” while claiming the transgender community is “marketing evil.”
Appearing on Charlamagne Tha God’s The Breakfast Club Friday, Waka Flocka Flame (real name – Juaquin James Malphurs) was asked about Caitlyn Jenner. Waka says what Caitlyn and others like her have done is “rebuking God,” and they’ve given in to “the devil playing tricks on” their minds.
Speaking of Caitlyn Jenner, the 29-year-old rapper and New York-native not only referred to her as “Bruce Jenner,” he also said the the 65-year-old former Olympian’s transition was a work of “the devil,” declaring:
I ain’t saying anything against Bruce Jenner. You are who you are: What God made you. Not who you became after he did… That’s how I feel. You’re rebuking God. God ain’t put them feelings in you. That’s the devil playing tricks on your mind.
Earlier in the interview the rapper seemed to lament the “good old days” when men were men; women were obedient wives; and transgender individuals were ostracized, discriminated against, and thought to be “evil”:
The ignorant rant from the misguided rapper is one that any right wing conservative Christian would love.
Women are afraid to be a wife and young males is afraid to be men. It’s like it’s not cool, they’re not marketing that. They don’t market families and husbands and wives no more. They marketing young girls, you know what I’m saying? Transgenders — they’re marketing evil, man.
And, of course, there is always something particularly depressing and disturbing about any African American using supposed Christian values to continue and perpetuate the cycle of oppression and abuse of marginalized individuals.
The same Christian values that justified the enslavement and subjugation of African Americans, the same values that justified Jim Crow and segregation, the same values that mandate women and children are property of the patriarch, are the same values that justify the kind of bigotry towards the transgender community espoused by Waka Flocka Flame.
Martin Luther King once said:
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.
Yet if there is to be justice, it must be justice for all, including Caitlyn Jenner and the transgender community.
Watch an excerpt of the interview via TMZ: