I think it's child, the way people define gangsta as somebody who has killed somebody or shot somebody. If you did that shit your ass would be in jail, especially if you bragged about it, and especially if you bragged about it on internationally popular records. You gotta wonder, if all the gangsta rappers are actual gangstas, how are they still free?? Famous people can't commit murders, brag about it to millions of people, and get away with it.
So having said that, I don't think a gangsta has to be a killa or whatever. And a wanksta is someone who trys to be a gangsta but ain't. But don't over-simplify. Just because you done a bid, or shot someone and got life, or whatever, it don't mean you gangsta.
Ja Rule. cos he's wack.