Polarizing rapper Boosie sparked controversy last year when he lambasted former NBA star Dwyane Wade for supporting his transgender daughter.
“I gotta say something about this shit, bro,” he said at the time.
“Dwyane Wade, you gone too f***ing far, dawg. That is a male. A 12-year-old. At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal gon’ be. They don’t have s**t figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his d**k be gone—how he gon’—like, bruh, you going too far, dawg.
“Don’t cut his d**k off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gon’ be gay, let him be gay. But don’t cut his d**k off, bruh. Don’t—and dress him as a woman, dawg. He’s 12 years old. He’s not up there year. He hasn’t made his final decisions yet. Don’t cut his f***ing d**k off, Dwyane Wade, bruh. You f***ing trippin’, dawg.”
This week, Wade appeared on Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder’s I Am Athlete podcast and responded to Boosie’s concerns.
“At the end of the day, what I’m dealing with people, I’m dealing with life and death,” Wade said.
“It’s people in the transgender community that are getting killed. It’s kids that are murdering themselves, that are hanging themselves, they’re killing themselves because something as simple as acceptance.
“Something as simple as unconditional love is not being given to these kids, and I’ll be Goddamned if my child gon’ be that person because of something as simple as me supporting who you are.”
Wade didn’t stop there.
“So, Boosie, all the people who got something to say, J-Boogie who just came out recently … All the people who got something to say about my kids, I thank you because you’re allowing the conversation to keep going forward because you what? You might not have the answer today, I don’t have all the answers, but we’re growing from all these conversations,” he continued.
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“So I thank everybody for even hating and starting these conversations because those conversations are starting other conversations that we need to have. And that’s happening out there.”
Wade has been very open about his life and his family ever since he retired. Sometimes that has resulted in him catching a lot of heat, like with his tattoo. Other times, it has resulted in him getting some pretty special gifts.
Due to his candidness with the public, Wade responding to Boosie at some point was inevitable.
And frankly, based on the reception he has gotten so far, it seems like he made the right move.