Celebrities have a lot of time on their hands with gigs and events being canceled or postponed amid the roaring coronavirus pandemic.
Furthermore, states across the U.S. have been ordered to close down bars and restaurants under shelter-in-place directives as cases continue to rock the nation.
Nonetheless, many stars are using their free time to connect with fans via social media while self-quarantining. Baton Rouge rap star Boosie is one of them and has consistently gone viral for his Instagram Live sessions with fans. Most recently, Boosie took time between engaging with his fans to address his previous commentary about Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old transgender child, Zaya, and her decision to identify as a transgender girl. In February, Boosie caught heat online after he went on a transphobic rant admonishing Wade’s parenting decision. Many rushed to Zaya’s defense, and the remarks even resulted in Boosie’s alleged ban from his local Planet Fitness. Later, he revealed his mother also gave him an earful over the commentary.
But earlier this week, Boosie extended his thoughts via Instagram Live, claiming that he has nothing against anyone of the LGBTQIA+ community. “I got gay people around me. I ain't got nothing against no gay people. I got gay people working for me. I got gay people in my family,” he said. “All I said was don't do that...I don’t got nothing against nobody.
He continued, “I love people. I don't hate white people, I don't hate black people. I just...I don't hate people. All I said was don't do that. That's all I said. At 11 or 12, I don’t know if I want to shop at Dillards or Footlocker. I don’t know if I’m going to college or staying. [Those are] lifetime decisions I can’t make yet.”
In closing, Boosie criticized parental figures letting children have autonomy.
“We are giving the children the d**m power, man” he ranted. “In ten years, the f***ing children are going to be the parents. You gonna have to ask them what to do.”
Listen to Boosie’s sentiments below:
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