Last week, Boosie became the first celebrity figure to publicly speak out against Dwyane Wade’s support for his 12-year-old daughter, Zaya, who recently came out as transgender.
The Baton Rouge rapper addressed the controversy surrounding that video during a sit-down with Baller Alert, claiming that his own mother even scolded him for his comments.
“That’s just how I felt. People gotta understand that’s how I feel…” he said (1:50) when asked about the controversy. “Even my momma got on my ass yesterday. My momma called me early in the morning and got on my ass, talking about, ‘Stay off social media! That’s they 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.”
“Once you’re a celebrity, you gotta be ready for what comes with being a celebrity … You gotta be ready for the hundred eyes and all that stuff,” he explained, before he was asked if it was appropriate to comment on Wade’s parenting skills. “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 ..”
Days after his video blasting Wade, he went back to Instagram and stated he was kicked out and banned from Planet Fitness over the aforementioned video.
I feel like they’re gaining up on me now. I should’ve shut my ass up,” he says. “Everything happens for a reason … A lot of people feel what I said, completely. I got a lot of bad backlash, but I got a lot of people who feel the same way.”
As far as him and wade talking it out, Boosie had this to say:
“It’s probably a tender situation to him, so he probably don’t wanna get into contact with me,” Boosie explained. “But I said what I said. I don’t hold my tongue for nobody. If that was Barack Obama, I would’ve said the same thing. I’m built like that.”
“It don’t get to me because I live a real life … The only way you can get to somebody like me is [if] it break your hustle. As long as I can hustle and stay free, none of that shit is gonna get to me. Comments are made to be blocked … I get money regardless.”