Boosie defends Zaya Wade comments during Mike Tyson interview
As the Wade family began to publicly discuss Zaya's transition, Boosie had something to say.
Rapper Boosie Badazz appeared on Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin'” podcast this weekend and defended the comments he made about Dwyane Wade’s daughter, Zaya.
The teenager identifies as female but was born an assigned male.
As Wade, his wife Gabrielle Union and Zaya began to publicly discuss the transition earlier this year, Boosie was one celebrity who expressed disdain.
On Saturday’s podcast, Tyson asked him, “Why do you say things about people who might be homosexual? Why did you say that about them? Do you feel there’s a possibility that you’re a homosexual and by disrespecting them, it furthers yourself from being a homosexual? I’m thinking you may like homosexuals.”
Boosie responded that he is “as straight as an arrow.”
Tyson reassured the “Wipe Me Down” rapper that he was not trying to call him gay but asked why he offends gays.
“I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child,” Boosie said. “That’s really why I got offended.”
In his initial comments about Wade’s trans child, Boosie went on Instagram and pleaded to the retired NBA star: “Don’t cut his d–k off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gonna be gay, let him be gay. 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.”
To Tyson, Boosie asserted, if Zaya “was a motherf**king 19-year-old, 18-year-old, grown person, I probably wouldn’t have, I know I wouldn’t have said anything. I just felt like … that’s a child. A child at 12 can’t make that decision.”
“That’s just how I feel,” he continued, “and certain things I talk about. I just felt like that was going too far. You calling him a ‘her,’ that’s going too far. At 12 years old.”
When asked by Tyson if he thinks it’s appropriate to tell someone else how to raise their children, the Louisiana rapper replied, “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.”
“I agree with you 100%, me, I agree with you, right?” the retired legendary boxer offered. “But check this out: Who the f**k am I to say anything? What I think don’t mean a motherf**king thing.”
During the episode, Boosie again apologized to Wade and Zaya.