Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have received loads of praise for their unconditional love and accepting parenting style when it comes to their daughter, Zaya Wade. She publicly came out as a trans girl in early 2020, and both Wade and Union have spoken about the experience of parenting an LGBTQ child by listening and learning rather than dictating.
Boosie Badazz made transphobic comments about Dwyane Wade’s daughter
One person who hasn’t been thrilled with Wade’s parenting style is rapper Boosie Badazz. He first spoke on his Instagram Stories. “That is a male. A 12-year-old. At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal gonna be,” Boosie said. “They don’t have sh*t figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her.”
Boosie went on to confuse gender identity and sexuality, and inappropriately discuss underage Zaya’s genitals while misgendering her. “Don’t cut his d*ck off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gonna be gay, let him be gay… Don’t dress him as a woman, dawg,” Boosie said. “He’s 12 years old. He’s not up there yet. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet. Don’t cut his f*cking d*ck off, Dwyane Wade.”
Mike Tyson confronted Boosie Badazz about what he said
Boosie doubled down on his comments in a virtual interview with The Breakfast Club in April, saying “I meant everything I said and I’ll say it again.” He also revealed that he wasn’t interested in apologizing to the Wades.
In October, Boosie appeared on Mike Tyson’s web show Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, and Tyson confronted Boosie about what he had said. “Why do you say things about a person who might be a homosexual? Why do you say that about them?” Tyson asked. “Do you feel there’s a possibility that you’re a homosexual and by disrespecting them it furthers yourself from being a homosexual?”
Tyson was confused as to why Boosie appears to be bothered by LGBTQ people. “If you’re straight then why do you offend people?” he questioned him.
Tyson added that he knows it’s never his place to tell someone how to raise their child. “Who the f*ck am I to say anything?” Tyson said. “What I think don’t mean a motherf*cking thing.”
Dwyane Wade is grateful to Mike Tyson for talking to Boosie Badazz
In a recent interview with Central Ave. TV, Wade revealed that he actually spoke with Tyson earlier this year, and he was grateful for what he did on his show.
Wade said he “appreciated” what Tyson did because it spoke to his character. “Mike is someone who has never tried to be perfect. He’s someone who has learned from his journey of life. He’s one of those people who is so smart and so educated and knowledgeable about life,” Wade said. “For him to be able to drop that nugget on the world, to me it was great to hear him say that.”
Wade added that he tries to be understanding of people who don’t accept how he’s doing things as a father. “I understand that everyone has their own journey toward accepting things,” he said. “I’ve never came out and said anything to anybody that feels a certain way about me or someone else in my family because they know us, they don’t know our heart, and they definitely don’t know Zaya.”
Dwyane Wade says he “appreciated” Mike Tyson defending his family.
During a new interview, the 38-year-old retired NBA player opened up about the 54-year-old boxing icon speaking out against rapper Boosie Badazz, who made transphobic comments abut Dwyane‘s daughter Zaya.
“I actually talked to Mike about that early in the pandemic,” Dwyane shared on an interview with Central Ave. “We had a conversation. I appreciated from a standpoint of, you know, Mike is someone who has never tried to be perfect. He is someone who has learned from this journey of life.”
“He’s so smart. He is so educated and knowledgeable about life,” he added.
Earlier this summer, Boosie made an appearance on Mike‘s Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast and talked about the transphobic comments he made earlier about Dwyane‘s 13-year-old daughter.
“I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child,” Boosie said to Mike. “That’s really why I got offended.”
Mike responded, “What happened to you that you think that you’re somebody that can comment on somebody’s life?”
Dwyane then added, “I’ve never came out and said anything to anybody that feels a certain way about me or someone else in my family and my loved ones. They don’t know us. They don’t know our heart. They definitely don’t know Zaya. So, all I do is what my mama say, ‘Just pray for them.’”
Dwyane and wife Gabrielle Union recently praised Zaya during the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards.
Denying that he’s bothered by gay people, the ‘Wipe Me Down’ rapper says his issue with then-12-year-old Zaya Wade’s transition is because she’s still ‘a child.’
AceShowbiz -Months have passed since Boosie Badazz (previously known as Lil Boosie) made controversial comments about Dwyane Wade‘s transgender daughter Zaya Wade, but Mike Tyson still won’t let it slide. So when the rapper stopped by his podcast “Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson”, the former boxing champion confronted him about his homophobic and transphobic remarks.
In the latest episode of the podcast, Mike questioned why Boosie slammed Dwyane’s then-12-year-old daughter who came out as transgender. “Why do you say things about people who might be a homosexual? Why do you say that about them?” the retired professional boxer demanded an explanation. “Do you feel there’s a possibility that you’re a homosexual and by disrespecting them it furthers yourself from being a homosexual? I’m thinking you may like homosexuals.”
Boosie retorted by saying that he’s “as straight as an arrow.” Mike said he wasn’t trying to call Boosie gay, but he’s confused as to why gay people tend to bother the Baton Rogue native. “If you’re straight then why do you offend people?” the former athlete asked.
“I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child. That’s really why I got offended,” Boosie explained. He added, “If it was a motherf**king 19-year-old, 18-year-old, grown person, I probably wouldn’t have, I know I wouldn’t have said anything.”
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“I just felt like that’s a child. A child at 12 can’t make that decision,” he continued. “That’s just how I feel, and certain things I talk about, I just felt like that was going too far. You calling him a ‘her,’ that’s going too far. At 12 years old.”
Mike agreed that it’s a child, but he stopped himself from judging as remarking, “Who the f**k am I to say anything? What I think don’t mean a motherf**king thing.” Boosie, meanwhile, insisted that he stands by what he said about Dwyane’s transgender daughter.
Boosie was under fire earlier this year after responding to the Wade family’s support to Zaya’s transition. “Don’t cut his d**k off, bruh,” he said in a video at the time. “Like, bruh, for real, if he gonna be gay, let him be gay. But don’t cut his d**k off, bruh. Don’t 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. Don’t cut his f**king d**k off, Dwyane Wade.”