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Meet Dianne D (@WebDiva423), a South Florida social media communications advisor. Dianne wrote a piece on her blog titled, "How a Waka Flocka Flame Concert Ended My Marriage and Saved My Life."
When Dianne found out that a number of musicians, including Waka Flocka Flame, were doing a better job of social media promotion on Twitter than even experts were, she started following Waka. He started following her back. Next thing you know they were retweeting one another.
Dianne says it gave her "happiness, more followers, and credibility." She then started reviewing up-and-coming artists, including rappers.
Meanwhile, Dianne and her husband were having marriage problems—and he hated rap. When Waka Flocka announced an upcoming show in Florida, Dianne's husband tried to stop her from going.
She writes: "He basically implied that (and I’m paraphrasing) “many black men would be putting their bodies in close proximity to mine.” Also, “since I was so enamored of Waka, if Waka asked, I might go out clubbing with him and end up doing something I’d regret.”
Of course, she ended up going. Here's some excerpts review of Waka's show:
"I got my Waka concert ticket. I went by myself. And guess what? There were more white people there than anything else, and people from every age group."
"He had the same kind of Jim Morrison combination of sex, danger & unpredictability. Aside from a group of little white boys in their sisters’ jeans who told me “Hey, this isn’t Woodstock” and the jackasses who kept blowing smoke at me, no one cared how old anyone was or what they looked like."
"I had DM’d him a few times before the concert to tell him I was coming & would be the old white lady with reddish hair in the front. When I got my turn for the photo, I said, “Waka, you follow me on Twitter.” He replied, “Oh yeah, you said you was comin’! I was so thrilled! It really made my night, my week, my year, my decade."
Dianne writes that it made her realize that no one should keep you from doing what will make you happy.
She ended her marriage, and wrote that the only song in her heart, "will always be a song by Waka Flocka Flame."
Read the full story on her site.
You can catch Waka on The Combat Jack Show below: