The Waka Effect


It’s a tale as old as the ancient bones of the hills:

A middle-aged white lady develops an interest in blogging about rap music.

She befriends hip-hop artist Waka Flocka Flame over Twitter.

Her husband gets jealous and controlling.

She gets awesome.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →