MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 06: Rapper Waka Flocka attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET )

Waka Flocka Flame said in an interview that he believes minorities can’t catch it the coronavirus. Complex reports that in a recent interview, Waka Flocka said that he and countless others are potentially immune to the virus. He did not cite any evidence to support this.

“It’s fake… Minorities can’t catch it,” he said when asked if he was worried about it at all.

“Name one though,” he said when challenged on that comment. “We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain’t touch them soulful folks.” Unfortunately, he didn’t elaborate on this.

It’s also a false claim. The BBC reported on a black student from Cameroon studying in China, who contracted the virus. And the website OkayPlayer explains how the misperception that black people can’t contract the coronavirus started.

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