Epithet used as a marketing ploy by certain so-called rappers with limited rhyming skills and a marked lack of creativity.
Damn I don't have an original point of view or any legitimate way to differentiate myself from lame ass Ja Rule. I know I'll write a weak ass song about him being a "wanksta" and make sure everyone knows that I got shot 9 times so as to distract white suburban kids from my sub par rhymes and have them all on my jock! Maybe someone who doesn't have the slightest idea about hip-hop will prematurely compare me to Tupac.
by Jaime February 24, 2004
Wanksta is a wannabe gangsta. Anyone who wants to be a gangsta is pretty lost! Even DMX and Tupac didn't enjoy gettin shot and chased by cops! You dont have to be black to be a Gangsta. And being a Gangsta doesnt mean your Black. Be proud of your colour and your culture. The fight is not on the streets but against those who break our Peace.
"Tired of gettin shot at. Tired of being chased by the police and arrested" --- Tupac A. Shakur
by vTn April 04, 2003
a combination of "wack" and "gangsta".
in other words a wannabe gangsta and a loser
wanksta: i'm a gangsta! see, ive got a wata gun
by ian g. June 30, 2004
A person that pretends to be a banger but aint... It does not mean white gangster. White gangsters are commonly called wankstas yet wanksta simply means a person who is not accepted by the gang community.
Ayo look at that wanksta over there tryin to bang with the bloods
somebody gotta straighten his ass out son
by TheDogIsOut February 23, 2008
a fake ass bitch
Howdy Doody
by chipmunk February 09, 2003
gangsta impersonator
irv gotti...to much bacardi in his body...thinks he's a gangsta hotty
by _Makaveli January 22, 2004
a fake, pop "gansta" e.g 50 cent. Pretends 2 be ruthless but contradicts himself 24/7. all dey do is talk shit but does very little crime
50 cent claims "Ja rule tries 2 be the new 2pac" when he trys to become 2pac himself. Acts like the da Al Capone of the rap game wen anybody with slight intelligence will kno he's a pussy.
Wankstas are ordinary people who try too hard to be the STEREOTYPICAL GANGSTER. Ja rule's also a Wanksta by the way.
by Blaze Up January 14, 2006
Originated from within the early ghettos of Los Angeles in the early 1990's. When the rap and hip hop culture became famous among teens. Most claimed to be gangsta when infact, they were nothing more than scene kids, some stayed with the fad, others moved to newer fads such as the "emo" scene. Originally was created by the African Americans later was adopted by the Native Americans and later by Hispanics.

Broken down contraction of: Wack-Ass Gangsta

Usually white, wearing " gangsta " clothing brands and most likely grew up in a above middle class neighborhood. Though most claim to grow up in the ghetto side of the city, 99% of them have never seen a REAL ghetto. Most Wanksta's claim to be gangbangers or thugs when in reality, they are nothing more than kids who are attempting to rebel against something their parents didn't want them to do.

Sadly, most Wanksta's think it's cool to be a gangbanger. In reality, most REAL gangbangers wish they werent in the situation they are currently in and probably will always stay in.
I am a gangsta, I grew up in the ghetto. My parents didn't get me that "I-POD Nano" for christmas, nor those 200$ shoes. I don't wear baggy pants, I don't say "nigga" or talk like a fucking retard.

"Hey, check out that wannabe wanksta"
"Oh snap, that wanksta is getting jacked"
by Mulphia December 29, 2006

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