If you’re looking for a story about chicken and waffles, good company, and friendly conversation, then fasten your seatbelts. We’re going for a ride.

This story begins with a couple of New Bedford ladies who drove out to New York City for a birthday celebration. Meet Kendra Morris and Saivona Alverio, local podcasters who are now both 24. It was Alverio’s extravagant bash recently, so she and Morris decided to go big or go home. What started as a casual trip unfolded into an adventure and the most memorable girls' weekend.

Little did they know they’d run into Juaquin James Malphurs, better known as rapper and BET Hip Hop Awards Best Club Banger award winner ... Mr. Waka Flocka Flame.

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Upon arrival at their hotel, Morris and Alverio scoped out the gym. The door opened to their elevator and a 6-foot, 6-inch man walked in and said, “Hey, girls, how are you?”

They replied, coolly: “Oh, we’re fine how are you?” Then, they looked away.

You have to wonder if his ego was hurt. Neither lady had a clue. The silence was awkward and it wasn’t until they left the elevator that the lightbulb went off.

The elevator doors opened and Waka walked away humbly with a pair of shoes in his hand, as he was attending a wedding that same night in the hotel ballroom.

The ladies didn't know it at the time but they'd have a second chance.

Later that night, Morris and Alverio went back to their hotel room to get ready for a casual night out. They posted an Instagram pic of them taking a shot together with the caption, “Cheers to meeting Waka Flocka on the Elevator.” They tagged the rapper.

An hour or two later, while hanging out by the hotel bar, Waka came down. The ladies were thoroughly excited to see him.

“Waka Flocka, it’s us from the elevator!” Morris said.

The rapper looked at the star-struck duo with what they thought was a grumpy face.

“Oh, you’re mad at us, aren’t you?” one of them asked.

Waka jokingly replied, “You ladies need to learn how to treat celebrities."

Morris was ready with a zinger: “You can’t be that mad at us. When’s the last time you released a song?”

Waka smiled, and said, “Touché.”

He agreed to a few selfies, then went on his merry way back to his room.

That's not the end of it.

In the morning, he responded to the tagged Instagram post of the girls taking shots with a DM that read “the mean girls,” followed by “yo yo.” Morris and Alverio wrote they were “starving” and asked Waka for New York food recommendations.

Courtesy Kendra Morris via Instagram
Courtesy Kendra Morris via Instagram

He politely asked for their digits, then called to ask “what they were in the mood for.”

“Chicken and waffles,” Alverio said.

Then, the three of them had a genuinely chill breakfast together in his room.

Waka and the New Beige queens shared nice conversation. He apparently enjoyed/appreciated that the duo treated him like a regular person.

“We learned so much about him. He was such a humble guy,” Morris said. “We tend to only see what we see on TV and music videos and he was very intuitive and polite.”

The ladies are back home in New Bedford after an epic weekend in New York City.

To quote Waka, "it's a party, it's a party, it's a party..."

I don’t know about you, but I have officially added chicken and waffles with Waka Flocka Flame to my bucket list.

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