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Waka Flocka Flame isn't sweating the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, because he firmly believes minorities can't catch it. In an interview on Real 92.3 LA, Waka talked about his marriage with Tammy Rivera before declaring himself and countless others potentially immune to the virus, despite having no evidence to support that claim.
"It's fake...minorities can't catch it," he said at the 11:40 mark of the interview when asked if he was worried about it at all. "Name one though," he said when challenged on that comment. "We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain't touch them soulful folks." He didn't explain himself too much further, or why he believes that he and other minorities are safe, but the conversation quickly moved on after.
Apparently, no one told him Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, both black, contracted the virus. Their diagnoses resulted in the NBA suspending the rest of the season.
As of Saturday, there's a total of 2,340 confirmed cases of the virus in the United States, and 51 deaths. In the state of Georgia, there's around 42 cases. Fox 5 Atlanta reports that a lot of tourist attractions have been closed as a result, including the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Six Flags Over Georgia, and the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Not to mention the litany of public events that have been cancelled in the state, with countless live performances among them.