Back in February, NBA legend Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old child, Zaya, identified as transgender. Wade has backed her up 100%, including his wife, Gabrielle Union. There has sadly been some criticism of Zaya coming out, including from Louisiana rapper, Boosie Badazz.
Boosie originally took to Instagram to rant about how Wade has “gone too far” and how a 12-year-old doesn’t even know what their next meal will be let alone “figuring sit out yet.” He also ignorantly said how Zaya could meet a woman at 16 but his “dck will be gone.
Boosie went to ignorantly say “Don’t cut his dick off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gon’ be gay, let him be gay.” Now, Boosie appeared on The Breakfast Club today and spoke to Charlamagne Tha God and one of the topics was the Zaya comments. Sadly, he has no remorse for what he said. Boosie was even offered to speak with Jay Z to be able to save his image but he acted stubborn and didn’t even want to do that.
— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) April 14, 2020
“Nah, they already tried to do that,” Boosie said to Charlamagne. “They were trying to hook up some s–t with a meeting with JAY-Z. They say JAY-Z was gonna get him on the phone and all that s–t, I need to apologize to save this and save that, that I got coming up. Hey, tell JAY-Z I don’t wanna talk. I’m not apologizing for s–t. I don’t give a f*k if Jesus call and tell me to apologize. I said what I said, man. I felt that was right.”
Charlamagne mentioned how people ask how would Boosie feel if people had things to say about his own kids and he brushed that off as that’s just how they’d feel. He also acknowledged how he has faced backlash for smoking weed around his kids and didn’t look at that as a problem. He added that he judges and felt strongly about the Zaya Wade situation. Charlamagne responded by saying Boosie should mind his business and let people raise their children the way they want to.
Breakfast Club Co-host Angela Yee also appeared in the interview and mentioned how children who hear these type of things from Boosie would feel hurt and need love and support. Even from that point, Boosie continued to say how he said what he said.
It’s sad that homophobia/transphobia is still present in hip-hop. We’ve seen so much diversity in the genre over the past decade and comments from Boosie have no business still being present. It’s sad that he still won’t acknowledge that his comments were wrong.