Rapper Lil’ Boosie is going off on the honchos at Instagram, claiming his IG was taken down due to ‘racism’ and not because of violations of their nudity policy.
Boosie Badazz blasted the social media company for removing his popular IG page for reportedly violating the company’s nudity policy on several occasions. The heated debate launched after the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, sat down with The Breakfast Club and discussed Boosie’s situation.
“You’ve gotta draw the line somewhere,” he said after the host specifically asked about Boosie’s page. Adding, “It’s a nudity policy. We try to be clear. You can appeal but if you have too many strikes, something will happen.”
The Baton Rouge rapper responded on Instagram, of all places, sharing a video with his views on the issue. “How the hell my Instagram was took cause of nudity, it was took cause of f—ing racism,” Boosie said.
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He continued, “The girl who I posted on my piano…she had emojis over everything. You took my Instagram, and you took her Instagram, but you gave her Instagram back in 3-4 days…Tell Charlemagne Tha God the truth! Tell the truth!”
Interestingly, during the conversation, DJ Envy spoke up about a possible double standard when it comes to certain celebrities. He admitted to flagging Kim Kardashian on several occasions after she posted nude photos on her page. “Remember when Kim posted the picture of her nipple one time?” he asked. Of course, the admission blew away his co-host who responded, “Why would you do that?”
“Because!” Envy responded, adding, “They taking everybody else down! So I flagged it.”
During the discussion, the head of IG made it clear any nipple — even Kim Kardashian’s — is subject to be removed from the site.
The group discussed the issue of race during the interview after CTG asked about Instagram’s understanding culture. “Lil Duval, Lil Boosie whose page always gets taken down. It could be for doing things like using the n-word. But they’re using it in the context of ‘that’s my n-word.’ But it will get taken down for racial stuff,” he said.
“We don’t understand culture perfectly at all. You can’t at our scale. So there are things we have to draw the line or define a rule that is practical for us to actually enforce. The perfect rule would be nuance but the perfect rule we cannot enforce accurately and consistently. There are certain racial slurs you cannot say on Instagram, regardless of how you identify,” Mosseri responded.
The good news is Boosie was able to create a new Instagram account that is still active. If you don’t follow him — you should — and it appears he is being a bit more careful with the adult content.
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