Blueface’s mom has entered the group chat.
In an interview with TMZ last weekend, Karlissa Saffold defended the rapper's controversial choice to upload a photo of his son's genitals on social media last month.
The “Viral” emcee faced widespread criticism for posting nude photos of his newborn son, whom he shares with Chrisean Rock, to bring attention to the child's hernia. The post has since been deleted.
Saffold told TMZ reporters that she was “initially outraged,” noting that it was her first time seeing the photos.
“I was more concerned with what I was looking at versus the post,” she said.
However, Saffold claimed that, after further research, she learned that many other parents have shared photos of their babies suffering from similar congenital disabilities as a way “to help other parents cope.”
“I don’t think there’s anything illegal because when I looked it up…whoever posted the video, I don’t feel like it’s illegal because it’s a defect,” she said. “It’s obviously not in a porn type of situation. Whoever posted the picture was probably concerned that the family should actually know what’s going on.”
Saffold said the conversation surrounding the incident should’ve been more focused on the hernia than embarrassing her son. Chrisean also addressed the situation in an emotional Instagram Live session.
Blueface maintains that his phone was stolen and that his account was hacked when photos of his child were shared online.