Rapper Boosie Badazz (real name Torrence Hatch) is back at it again to remind us how ignorant he is. The rapper recently went on Instagram Live to discuss how he “prepares” the young men in his life for adulthood.
“I’m training these boys right, I’m training these boys right,” Boosie said during his live. “Ask any of my nephews, ask any of them, ask my son. Yeah, when they was 12, 13, they got head. Yeah, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Hell yeah I got my fuckin’ son dick sucked. You fuckin’ right. Yes, a grown woman, grown, super grown…checked his ass out. Checked all my nephews out, super grown. Is she grown? She check me out. I know what the fuck she did to them; she checked me out, that bitch. I’m getting them prepared, man.”
If you’re aware of any of Boosie’s past comments on parenting and LGBT topics this shouldn’t come as a surprise. If not, allow me to run down some of them for you. According to Boosie:
- The world is trying to make everyone gay
- Tv and cartoons are trying to make our children gay
- 6 years from now, 50% of the world will be gay
- It’s up to the parents to create real men and straight men
It’s been said that sometimes you need to keep your mouth shut so people won’t realize how stupid you are. This is clearly a foreign concept to Mr. Hatch. This is yet another blatant example of Boosie’s homophobia. This man is so hell bent on his sons not being gay, he’s willing to sexualize them at a young age to show them what a “real” man is. If we’re being honest, what Boosie is admitting to is a form of molestation. The same man who felt the need to comment on Dwyane Wade’s parenting is now the one facing backlash and outrage. Dwyane Wade’s kids don’t need someone to intervene Mr. Hatch. But it looks like your kids do.
There is nothing to be proud of with this type of behavior. I actually think the phrase “toxic masculinity” gets thrown around too much but this is exactly what that is. The notion that becoming a “real man” comes with sexualization is an old tired trope. We teach our young boys they need to check certain boxes to be viewed as men. If they step outside of that template, they’re put down. In today’s community, people will view this story of pedophilia and still be ok with this as opposed to practicing tolerance of homosexuality.
I could go deeper on this issue, but Boosie represents a much broader problem within the African American Community. There are many black men who share the same form of thinking as him. Many of them have defended both his past comments and even his current ones. There are black men out there who believe there is an agenda to influence more homosexuality within our community. They believe homosexuality is being shoved down their throats. Sounds familiar? Probably because it’s what White America used to say about African Americans. That there was an agenda to take their spots. Even today, some still believe black people are getting too much exposure. In no way am I saying the black struggle is equal to the gay struggle. However, it’s a shame that some people in the black community are ok with ostracizing gay people similar to how we were ostracized.
In order to truly progress, black people have got to stop blaming others for their failures and mediocrities. Stop blaming white people, gay people, and whatever else you can come with. Imagine if we all worked to build a better community instead of checking to see if we meet certain qualifications. Instead, we’re too be busy coming up with excuses and other reasons as to why we’re not further ahead in life. And where has that gotten us? There’s nothing real about a man who will jeopardize his children so they check certain boxes he wants them to check. There’s nothing real about a man who is comfortable with deflecting his failures on someone else. There’s damn sure nothing real about a man who disguises his fragility with masculinity.