Young Thug Accused Of Transphobia After Misgendering Dwyane Wade's Daughter
By Peyton Blakemore
February 19, 2020
Young Thug has come under fire for misgendering Dwyane Wade's daughter Zaya.
In a since-deleted tweet directed at the 12-year-old, who recently came out as transgender, Thug wrote, "All I wanna say to dwade son is 'GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES' but hey live your true self."
The 28-year-old rapper was quickly hit with an onslaught of tweets accusing him of being transphobic, which seemingly caused him to delete the post.
His comments were especially surprising given the fact that Thug — who's known for breaking traditional gender norms when it comes to his fashion choices as he wears dresses, heels, and skirts — previously stated he didn't believe in gender. "In my world, you can be a gangsta with a dress or you can be a gangsta with baggy pants," the "Goodbyes" rapper said for a Calvin Klein ad in 2016. "I feel like there's no such thing as gender."
Thug's unsolicited tweet came hours after Boosie Badazz decided to criticize Dwyane's decision to support his daughter. In a transphobic video, posted on Instagram, Boosie spoke of the retired basketball star's recent interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show where he said he was a "proud parent" of a child in the LGBTQ+ community.
"I gotta say something about this sh*t, bro. Dwyane Wade, you gone too f**king far, dawg," the 37-year-old rapper began his explicit rant. "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 sh*t figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his d*ck be gone—how he gon'—like, bruh, you going too far, dawg."
Boosie continued to spew his uninformed, and simply uncalled for comments, saying, "Don’t cut his d*ck off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gon' be gay, let him be gay." He added, "But don’t cut his d*ck off, bruh. Don’t address 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*ck off, Dwyane Wade, bruh. You f**king trippin', dawg."
It should be noted that Dwyane has at no point indicated that Zaya is receiving gender reassignment surgery.
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