NFL star Russell Wilson has found an unlikely ally in rapper Waka Flocka Flame. Wilson continues to get a bad rep from men who cannot understand how his good guy persona helped him bag such a powerful woman. While many clown Russell for being a “square” and “lame,” recently divorced Wake Flocka has something to say about so many grown men speaking on Russell’s family.
Russell Wilson has truly done no wrong on paper. After starting his NFL career in 2012 with his former wife, Ashton Meem, Wilson quickly found success and status. The two were only together for two years but divorced in 2014 for undisclosed reasons. He would eventually find himself in the company of “Goodies” hitmaker Ciara and quickly swooped her off her feet. Ciara had just got out of her relationship with rapper Future, who had left her heartbroken and single with a child.
Ciara’s history of dating rappers like Bow Wow and 50 Cent made Russell Wilson a curious choice for her, but the star has since talked about “praying” for clarity around the men she’s dated and re-accessing her choices around relationships. Russell immediately got clowned, considered by many to be a lame compared to Cici’s “usual type.” In contrast, the NFLer’s ex-wife is nothing like Ciara either.
Russell has leaned into his good-boy reputation and has used it to become one of the most beloved players in the league. In 2020 he was named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year “in recognition of his COVID-19 relief donations and his founding of a charter school, among other charitable efforts.” Him and his wife Ciara have become famous for their charitable efforts and even started a foundation called Why Not You Foundation. They were awarded $250,000 by the Walter Payton organization. Speaking on the honor he said, “In life, we’re granted the opportunity to have an impact, no matter what sphere of influence we’re around.”
This year he also received the Action/Bart Starr Award for his outstanding character on the field, at home, and in the community. He joined Eli Manning, Demarco Davis, Peyton Manning, and Thomas Davis. According to their official site, “This award bears the name of Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr and honors his lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates, and community.”
Russell has been winning since stepping on the scene, with his earliest awards being the Pepsi Next Rookie of the Year in 2013. At the time, he was still playing for the Seattle Seahawks and beginning his extensive career with them. It was noted that Wilson caught the eye of head coach Pete Carroll and Seahawks fans with all his proficient play during the pre-season, which propelled him into the starting role for all 16 regular season games.
Despite all his accolades and success, people still hate on the Super Bowl champion. He’s also a nine-time Pro Bowl winner with 24 touchdowns over his career. However, it’s his marriage with Ciara that has a lot of people looking down on him. Many men do not think he was worthy of the pop star who history dated more rugged guys. Channing Crowder is one of his biggest haters, followed by no other than Future, who has named dropped Russell and Ciara in songs. He even parodied their relationship in a music video earlier this year, casting a man to play Wilson.
Charlamagne The God was recently a guest on Channing’s Show Pivot, where the men discussed Channing’s past comments on Russell. While Channing stood by his remarks, Char defended Wilson, saying he would let his daughters date him. When the guys all agreed that they would let their daughters bring home a “square” too, Channing says, “yeah, but we don’t wanna hang with him.”
Waka Flocka has helped Tammy Rivera raise her daughter since she was young and has a lot of experience as a girl dad. He chimed in with his two cents under a Shade Room post, letting the men know that they should be ashamed of themselves for speaking on another man in such a way. He said they guys are just talking about Russell for views and know that he and his family are very happy.
Do you agree with Waka Flocka? Is it lame for men to constantly attack Russell Wilson for doing the right thing?