Waka — born Juaquin James Malphurs — was honored for his work volunteering for the Chicago non-profit Daughter of Destiny. A clip was captured of his pastor Apostle Dr. Bridget Outlaw presenting a very happy Waka Flocka Flame with the award and putting the medal around his neck last week.
“I just want to thank President Trump for recognizing me,” he said. “I wanna thank Bridget and just everyone who love me with enough love back and do everything that I’ve wanted to do that was generous.”
The 34-year-old also took to Instagram on Sunday (April 18) to show off his new hardware.
“Lifetime Achievement Award I gotta thank my pastor/big sister Apostle Dr. Bridget C. Outlaw for teaching and guiding me on this journey God got us on I’m just honored S/O to my president,” he wrote.
In March, Waka Flocka Flame sounded off about how he would support his daughter’s choices when it came to her sexuality no matter the case. He faced some backlash for his prior comments condemning the LQBTQ+ community.
“Y’all n-ggas ain’t bullying nobody,” he responded. “And no,I’m not a phobic. I’m not none of that. What I’m gonna say is I’m gonna support my daughter. Y’all stop running with this narrative that she coming out ‘cause she ain’t never hiding from nothing. She not no face, no spokesman, no nothing. She living her fucking life, man. The way y’all talk about kids is crazy.”