- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 20, 2020

Rappers Young Thug and Boosie BadAzz are facing fire for criticizing NBA star Dwyane Wade’s handling of his 12-year-old daughter coming out as transgender.

“All I wanna say to dwade son is ‘GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES’ but hey live your true self,” Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, wrote Tuesday in a since-deleted tweet to his 4.3 million followers.

“You’re gods best Creation,” he wrote in another tweet, which remains active.

Boosie BadAzz, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., posted a profanity-laced Instagram video Tuesday repeatedly referring to the 12-year-old as a boy.

“That is a male. A 12-year-old,” the “Nasty Nasty” rapper said. “At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal is gonna be. They don’t have s—t figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. .. you’re going to far, dawg.



“If he gonna be gay, let him be gay,” he added. “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–ing d—k off, Dwyane Wade.”

Their comments came the same day that Mr. Wade revealed on “Good Morning America” that his daughter Zaya, who was born a boy by the name Zion, knew at age 3 that she was transgender. He has not revealed whether Zaya will undergo gender reassignment surgery.

The rappers were slammed for their statements on social media, but they have not commented further or apologized. Mr. Wade did not respond to their remarks.

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