Dwyane Wade was silent when many people gave their opinion about his daughter coming out as transgender. Rapper Boosie was one of the loudest critics after the revelation.
The musician infamously said: ‘I gotta say something about this s***, bro. Dwyane Wade , you gone too f****** 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*** figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his d*** be gone—how he gon’—like, bruh, you going too far, dawg. Don’t cut his d*** off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gon’ be gay, let him be gay. But don’t cut his d*** off, bruh. Don’t—and 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***** d*** off, Dwyane Wade, bruh. You f****** trippin’, dawg.’
The comments that flooded social media after Boosie’s controversial statement were conflicting. While some were enraged, others agreed.
However, Wade has a very progressive response to anyone who is having a conversation about Zaya
‘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 know what, you might not have the answer today, I don’t have all the answers but we’re growing from all these conversations. So I thank everybody for even hating and starting those conversations because those conversations are starting other conversations that we need to have. And that’s happening out there,’ he said on the I Am Athlete podcast.
People praised the athlete for his calm response instead of lashing out. However, many still agree that Boosie should not speak on other people’s children.