Boosie Badazz famously criticized Dwyane Wade’s support of his 12-year-old daughter Zaya, after she came out as transgender. While on The Breakfast Club shortly after his initial comments, he suggested that "they" were "trying to hook up a meeting with JAY-Z," so that the situation could be remedied. In a new interview with VladTV, Boosie clarified what he meant when he invoked JAY-Z's name.
"The people got it wrong," Boosie said. "The owner of my reality show, he know Jay. We started losing advertising, he like, 'Imma call Jay. Jay can put you on the line with Dwyane Wade and y'all do some shit. We clear this shit up and go get the bag. Whoopty woo. Jay can make it happen.' He the one who can make it happen. He from New York, my boy from New York. I was just like, no, bruh. No, I ain't...I stand what I stand on. I don't feel I said nothing wrong to apologize for."
Boosie also revealed that his mother "got on [his] ass about the situation." He added, "That's where I got that line from, 'Who am I to judge?' 'Cause she kept saying that. And I just made the song," referring to his single, “Who Am I to Judge,” which he released in April. The rapper thought she was just trying to "get in [his] head to flip [him]" and he wasn't here for it. "I ain't apologizing," he said, doubling down on a position he previously made clear.
Watch the interview up top.
"I feel kids can't make decisions like that at that age and I just believe in traditional values, that's all," he continued. "And people took it the wrong way but I wasn't trying to harm nobody about it. I don't have nothing against nobody or nothing like that."
Boosie was banned from Planet Fitness due to his comments, which he laments in the VladTV interview as well.
Boosie’s original comments came in February, when he addressed Wade on Instagram, "Don’t cut his dick off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gon' be gay, let him be gay," Boosie said. "But don’t cut his dick off, bruh. Don’t—and dress him as a woman, dawg. He’s 12-years-old. He’s not up there yet. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet."