Waka Flocka Flame’s music is known for getting crowds hyped up, but one of his songs was indirectly involved in a fatal shooting. A Florida man reportedly got so turned up while listening to Waka Flocka’s tune ‘Bustin’ at Em’ that he accidently shot and killed a teen.
The Atlanta rapper’s song is a hardcore track with bullet-riddled lyrics like, “Pow, pow, pow, pow / Shoot first, ask questions last” and “Ain’t no talking homie, I’m just bustin’ at em.”
According to WESH.com, 22-year-old Rodney Patrick was acting out the lyrics of Waka Flocka’s song when he picked up a gun that he thought was unloaded and shot his girlfriend’s 17-year-old brother. The victim, Douglas Winslow, was shot in the head and died instantly.
According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Patrick initially called 911 and lied to police and said that Winslow shot himself in the head. But after further investigation from police, it was discovered that Patrick killed the young teen.
“We’ve got a gun being waved around. We’ve got the safety being clicked on and off, a loaded gun,” said prosecutor Gary Beatty. “A reasonable person knows or should know that action can result in somebody’s death.”
Patrick is charged with manslaughter, tampering with evidence and possession of alprazolam, an anti-anxiety prescription drug. He’s currently in jail with no bond. If convicted, he faces 25 years in prison.10 Rappers & Singers Promoting Unexpected Products