The "Nature Boy" is truly a pop-culture icon.
Two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair recently made an appearance in rapper Offset's 'Ric Flair Drip' music video. Revolt TV caught up with Flair to get the inside scoop on how the collaboration came to fruition.
"Well, I knew that he was a fan and the people I work with, a guy named Cam Fordham reached out to him. Cam deals with many of the guys in the industry. I think they reached out to Cam or the other way around to see if I wanted to do it and I said, 'Hell yeah.' So I got to spend the day with [Offset] and he's just a phenomenal young man. So respectful, so just genuine, he's a real guy. Great music. He's just living that life; that life that I love."
Ric Flair is well known for his "styling and profiling". The former 8-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion would discuss how his persona came about.
"Well, after surviving an airplane crash in '75, a guy named George Scott who was a booker and good friend of mine, just kind of took a look into where I was going and what I was doing. Took a little bit of "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, a couple of other guys and I took that and felt a level of comfort, which is very important." Flair stated. "I think that success of any kind is reflected upon your level of comfort in what you're doing. I'm watching Offset perform on set the other day and that's him. He loves that. That's not game man. He goes "Where's my diamond rings?" and "I can't shoot this without my necklace." He knows the gimmick, he's got it going on."
Speaking of World Championships; a man who is on the tail of Ric Flair, John Cena, is tied with Flair for the most WWE World Titles. Both Flair and Cena have 16 World Title wins and with Cena still being an active member of the WWE roster, there is room to break "The Nature Boy's" record. Ric Flair has no sour grapes about the situation, as he is happy and thinks if anyone deserves that honor, its "Big Match John".
"I think it's great. If anybody deserves that honor, it's John. He's a trooper, 16 years, no time off, very unselfish, the king of Make-A-Wish, just a great guy. He's the flagship. He has done everything that it takes. John completely devoted and committed to being the flagship for the company and he is. So if he wins 17, I'll be happy for him. I'll be the person to shake his hand." Flair said.
During the interview, Ric Flair would further dive into how he came to collaborating with Offset and would briefly tell the story of how the "Woo" catchphrase came about. To read more of Flair's interview, click here.