Boosie BadAzz was at the head of the controversy in early 2020 when he spoke out against the former NBA champion Dwyane Wadeof girl dating as a transgender girl. Fast-forward a year and Wade thanks the rapper for helping to keep the conversation going around Wade’s daughter, Zaya, and his decision regarding her gender identity.
During an appearance on former NFL players Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder’s I am an athlete podcast Monday March 22, Wade revisited the conversation around his 13-year-old daughter.
The three-time NBA champion told podcast co-hosts, “At the end of the day, what I deal with people, I face life and death. It’s people in the transgender community that stand out. are killed. It’s children who kill themselves, who hang themselves, they commit suicide because something as simple as acceptance. Something as simple as unconditional love is not given to these people. children and I will be cursed if my child is that person because of something as simple as supporting who you are. “
He continued, “So, Boosie, all the people who have something to say, J-Boogie [J-Boog of 2000s R&B group B2K] that just came out recently … Anyone who has something to say about my kids, thank you because you are allowing the conversation to continue because you what? You might not have the answer today, I don’t have all the answers, but we are growing from all of these conversations. So I thank everyone for even hating and starting these conversations because these conversations start other conversations that we need. And it is happening there. “
Earlier this month, J-Boog shared his thoughts on Zaya Wade’s recent interview with former First Lady Michelle Obama, calling the conversation “demonic” while accusing Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union. , “To use this child for a new agenda”.
Last February, Boosie decided to take to Instagram and share her unsolicited thoughts on Zaya, revealing that she would like to be referred using her pronouns, and Dr. Wade and his wife supporting their daughter’s decision.
“I have to say something about this shit, bro.” Dwyane Wade, you went too fucking far, “Boosie said in an IG video at the time.” It’s a man. A 12 year old child. At 12, they don’t even know what their next meal will be. They haven’t figured out the shit yet. He could meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his cock is gone – how he’s doing – like, bruh, you go too far, man. “
Adding to his transphobic rant, the Louisiana rapper said, “Don’t cut his cock, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he’s gonna be gay, let him be gay. But don’t cut his cock, bruh. dick, Bruh. Don’t… and dress him like a woman, man. He’s 12. He’s not up there yet. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet. Don’t cut his fucking cock , Dwyane Wade, bruh. Fuckin ‘trip, man. You trip, man. You trip, man. “
Importantly, neither Zaya nor her parents have spoken about the teenager undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
Boosie’s comments quickly resulted in an endless amount of negative reactions people wondering why the rhymer was openly opposing someone else’s child.
Check out the full conversation below. Dwyane Wade thanking Boosie and others performs around the 1:31:18 mark.
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