Originally posted Thursday, January 17, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Atlanta rap star Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera are currently on WE-TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition,” which debuted last week.
Based on the first episode, which aired last Thursday at 10 p.m., Tammy still had major trust issues regarding Waka’s past infidelity, which was rampant and profligate.
Another notable aspect of their relationship was Tammy’s crazy temper, which led to her throwing all sorts of things at Waka in anger, including lamps and a drill.
He claimed on the show that he had cleaned up his act and just needed to rebuild trust with his wife of five years.
The show, he said, helped them improve their communication skills to reduce major conflict.
They were separated for a time, as chronicled on VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” but have since reconciled.
The show was shot last year but for anyone who follows their social media feeds, they are now on solid ground again.
In fact, Waka came by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday, to inform me that he and Tammy are going to Mexico this weekend to renew their vows,.
Tammy couldn’t make it because she was getting fitted into her dress.
He told me the ceremony will have just close friends and families, no celebrity types.
Here’s my entire Facebook Live with Waka:
The 32-year-old entertainer said he came into “Marriage Boot Camp” with an open mind and learned a lot from the two marriage counselors who go by Dr. V and Dr. Ish as well as Lynn Toler of “Divorce Court.”
He enjoyed the challenges and had no issue with the lie detector test because he said he’s now an honest guy. He also hopes he and Tammy can get pregnant in the coming year. (He has a 13-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.)
Waka is also looking forward to partying heavily during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. He will also hit the stage for a free concert Monday, January 28 at Centennial Olympic Park with other Georgia rap stars. (See the full line up here.)
He is also confident he’ll be able to get into Mercedes Benz Stadium for the game itself although he currently has no ticket. He just thinks as a celebrity, he’ll find an in. (Good luck with that!)
He was also mildly mollified by the fact the Super Bowl committee added Big Boi to the half-time show line up so Atlanta is represented.
One odd desire: Waka wants to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. (Hey, Snoop did it! Why not Waka?)
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Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A native New Yorker, he has covered education at The Virginian-Pilot, small business for The Wall Street Journal and a host of beats at the AJC over 20-plus years.