Boosie Badazz, no stranger to controversy, caught all of the internet smoke stemming from eye-popping statements he made about the socialization of boys into manhood and sexuality in general earlier this year. He made an appearance on Kid Dynamite’s podcast, Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, during which the Baton Rouge rapper was cornered on said issues by the former heavyweight champ.
For context, the “Love Yo Family” recording artist bragged about hiring women for his tween nephews because it’s “training these boys right” and issued a obscenity-laden rebuke to Dwayne Wade’s support of his transgender child, 12-year-old Zaya via Instagram.
Now Boosie delves into a divisive issue that has engulfed the entire nation: the Donald Trump presidency and its supporters; specifically Louisiana’s own, Lil’ Wayne.
Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
The Carter rapper and former Cash Money artist through his full-fledged support behind the incumbent presidential candidate in his failed election bid, appearing in some unflattering photos with the Donald, receiving the wrath and mockery of fans and detractors alike. Boosie said in an interview with VladTV, “It’s overwith…it’s overwith. Donald Trump is over, we got a new president.” Adding, “I just wanted Trump gone. You know…Trump don’t like my kind. You know it’s very clear to me. You know? I don’t understand how you can be a black person and vote for him. I just don’t get that, you know? If you’re my color…”
When the host questioned him on Wayne’s support of Trump, Boosie had the following to say about his fellow Louisianan, “Yeah, but when Wayne did it, he popped up I wasn’t as surprised as other people ‘cause I always felt Wayne didn’t care strongly about her Black beliefs. I always felt like Wayne felt like he sees himself more as ‘rich’ than ‘Black.’ That’s how I feel.”
Being further prompted, Boosie added, “I really think he sees himself more as rich ‘cause of Biden… because sixty percent taxes – Biden is f—n trippin’, you know? And Wayne probably thinkin’’bout his bag and his family, you know? And he has the right to think that way, if he wants to think that way. But I could never. I just don’t feel Wayne is passionate about our Black heritage.”
i bet lil wayne hated being a dark skinned woman in rikers— pfire☔#QueenOfPopCulture 🦅 #CivilWrites 🇺🇸 (@firefire100) January 7, 2011
And Boosie’s claims may not be totally unfounded. The “Lollipop” rapper ran afoul of fan in 2011 who claimed he inadvertently slandered dark-skinned women by giving her a backhanded compliment. The fan retells the encounter as follows, “We met up with Mack Maine from Young Money, he then took us to a hotel a couple of other girls were there and so was Lil Wayne, Guda Guda, Lil Chuckee, and Birdman. When we entered the room Guda was like ‘Damn, y’all pretty, to be dark skin.’ And then Wayne quoted a verse from his song [“Right Above”]. I heard the song before and I was offended when I heard the lyrics, but I brushed my feelings off and forgot about what the gremlin said. But him saying it over again made me angry as hell. So me being the outspoken person that I am, I said, ‘Wayne, your daughter is dark skin so why would you say such ignorance?’ He said, ‘My daughter is a dark skinned millionaire, that’s the difference between her and you.”
Additionally, 50 Cent claims that Wayne was financially compensated for his presidential endorsement of Donald Trump, as he received a similar offer.