Boosie Badazz doubles down on transphobia towards Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old daughter
Embattled rapper Boosie Badazz has doubled down on his transphobic attacks directed towards a 12-year-old child and her parents.
Through a playbook of deliberately misgendering Zaya and criticising the parenting styles of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union – as in, being supportive of her – the artist has battled a drum roll of criticism.
In an interview with Baller Alert‘s Sesh w/ Shirley, released February 25, the 37-year-old, fresh from being told to leave the premises of a gym due to his comments, opted to stand firm in his stance.
Last month, the musician lit into the former NBA player for being accepting and supportive of his daughter. Badazz, a father of eight, lampooned Wade and deliberately misgendered Zaya, saying: “Don’t cut his f***ing d**k off, Dwyane Wade.”
Following the comments, made on Instagram, he was asked by Planet Fitness staff to leave the premises, a spokesperson confirmed to PinkNews. Badazz later blasted the chain in an Instagram video.
‘Even my momma got my a** yesterday.’
Badazz was asked about the controversy he has stirred over his “statements about Dwyane Wade’s daughter”.
“His son,” Badazz bluntly interjected.
“That’s just how I felt,” he continued.
“People gotta understand that’s how I feel,” Badazz said, although, it remains unclear whether he has considered how his tirade of comments which impacted Zaya and her family.
“Even my momma got on my a** yesterday. My momma called me early in the morning and got on my a**, talking about: ‘Stay off social media! That’s the family! You stay out people’s business’.
“But I was just speaking how I felt. Everybody got their own opinions in life.
“Everyone feels a certain type of way about certain things.
“When the kids involved, it’s tender to my heart.”
Badazz added that, as a rapper, he has built resilience towards criticism. “Once you’re a celebrity, you gotta be ready for what comes with being a celebrity,” he said, “you gotta be ready for the hundred eyes and all that stuff.”
Moreover, when asked if it’s appropriate to tell someone how to raise children, he hit back: “Not really.
“But when I feel you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People have told me how to parent my children when I was wrong.”
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In an Instagram video tangled in profanity, Badazz attempted to broadside the waves of support that followed Zaya’s decision to come out as trans earlier this year.
“Like, bruh, for real, if he gonna be gay, let him be gay,” he said. “But don’t cut his d**k off, bruh.
“Don’t dress him as a woman, dawg. He’s 12 years old.
“He’s not up there yet. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet.
“Don’t cut his f***ing d**k off, Dwyane Wade.”