Just days after it was announced that the beloved cereal was linked to 73 salmonella outbreaks in 31 states, the Baton Rouge rapper went to social media demanding further proof of the reported contamination.
“I just got home and my kids told me some shit about Honey Smacks are no longer available. I don’t if this true, but I’m pissed. I need proof,” he said in an Instagram video. “I think somebody might be tryin’ to fuck with me […] They say it’s full of salmonella, they were sayin’ something—well I’m full of salmonella!”
Boosie’s love for Honey Smacks has been well documented over the years. There are a number of videos of the rapper doing nothing more than grubbing on the puffed wheat breakfast cereal.
“I need proof, man. Fuck that. They just can’t take them off the market,” he goes on in the video. “I need proof. Somebody DM proof. The scientists, somebody, DM me some proof.”
Last week, it was reported Kellogg's voluntarily recalled Honey Smacks boxes with a “best if used by” date range from June 14, 2018 to June 14, 2019; but last Friday, the FDA advised consumers to throw away all Honey Smacks cereal regardless of their “best if used by” dates.
“The recall notice accounts for all of the product that is on the market within the cereal’s estimated one year shelf-life,” the agency wrote on its website. “However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated.”
The FDA says it is conducting an investigation into the alleged salmonella outbreak, and will provide updates as more information becomes available.