Louisiana-born rapper Boozie BadAzz made some harsh comments this week when he defended his previous statements and social media posts about the LGBT community during a radio interview.
Boosie’s outrageous comments about gays, lesbians, the LGBT community, modern culture, and the influence of TV took place during an interview with DJ Vlad and was posted to YouTube June 30.
“They trying to make everyone all f**king gay. That’s what I think. They’re putting it on our culture, they’re putting it everywhere.”
Boosie went on to complain about the influence TV shows have on the generation of children growing up today saying they’re being flooded with gay messages everyday, according to Breitbart.
“Gay stuff is everywhere, and I think they’re just trying to do it to make monetary gain. They’re not doing it for the gays.”
Mr. BadAzz claimed to have nothing against the LGBT community and its members, but complained the TV and entertainment industry were pushing the gay agenda for their own monetary gain and it was hurting today’s teens.
During the interview, DJ Vlad questioned Boosie BadAzz about his Instagram rant last November when the rapper accused popular television programs of promoting the LGBT agenda simply for financial gain, according to Complex.
“It wasn’t like that when I was coming up. The Ninja Turtles wasn’t kissing. They didn’t have two men on The Flintstones kissing. The Jetsons wasn’t kissing.”
The 33-year-old rapper went on to predict that if cartoons and popular television shows continue to show gay and lesbian characters on the air that society’s sexuality would shift dramatically in the coming years, according to The Blaze.
“I say in 10 years, you’re going to have damn near half the population gay because of what they put on TV.”
Rapper Boosie BadAzz spent five years in a Louisiana prison, from 2009-2014, for murder and conspiracy charges and he said society changed a lot while he was behind bars. Ever since he was released he’s seen more and more gay characters on TV shows and especially on children’s cartoons.
Mr. BadAzz has seven children and when DJ Vlad first asked how he would react if one of his sons were gay, Boosie first responded by saying he would try to beat the gay out of him. Then he relented and admitted he would love his gay son no matter what, according to Breitbart.
“But if I can’t stop him from being gay, I’m not going to ban my son from my life,” he added. “I’ll just have to find some crazy-ass way to deal with it.”
Boosie BadAzz was born Torrence Hatch and took the stage name Lil Boosie before being sentenced to eight years in prison for drug charges; after his release he changed his stage name to Boosie BadAzz.
The rapper has produced a number of hit albums both independently and in collaboration with other hip-hop artists, including the popular song “Youngest Of The Camp,” and his latest album Touchdown 2 Cause Hell.
Boosie’s anti-gay comments highlight an important question about how homophobic hip-hop is in this modern day and age. The music genre tends to be ultra-masculine and its artists go to extreme lengths not to be labeled as gay.
GLAAD, an entertainment think tank and media group working to promote LGBT acceptance, studied the number of gay and straight characters on TV during the 2015-2016 season. They found that only 35 of 881 characters showed LGBT characteristics although another 84 could be found on cable.
What do you think about Boosie BadAzz’s comments that TV and the entertainment industry is turning our children gay?
[Photo credit: screenshot of Boosie BadAzz DJ Vlad interview on Youtube]