Dwyane Wade ‘Appreciated’ Mike Tyson Standing Up For Daughter Zaya, 13, After Transphobic Comments


Dwyane Wade is grateful for boxing legend Mike Tyson’s help for his daughter Zaya, particularly after rapper Boosie Badazz made transphobic feedback about her.

Dwyane Wade acquired a lot reward and help when he opened up about his 13-year-old’s gender identification throughout a Feb. 11, 2020 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He revealed that his daughter Zaya goes by she/her pronouns and not is named her beginning identify, Zion. Despite Dwyane’s unconditional love and help in direction of his daughter’s choice, there have been haters, together with rapper Boosie Badazz, who made transphobic feedback. After legendary boxer Mike Tyson, 54, confronted Boosie about his statements, D-Wade is grateful that Iron Mike referred to as out the rapper.

“I actually talked to Mike about that early in the pandemic,” the 38-year-old retired NBA celebrity revealed on the Nov. 20 episode of Central Ave. “We had a conversation. I appreciated it from a standpoint of, you know, Mike is someone who has never tried to be perfect. He is someone who has learned from this journey of life. He’s one of the people who is so smart. He is so educated and knowledgeable about life, For him to be able to drop that nugget on the world, to me, it was great to hear him say that,” Dwyane revealed when it got here to Mike confronting Boosie.

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Dwyane Wade has been nothing but loving and supportive towards his transgender daughter Zaya. Photo credit: AP Images.

The 38-year-old Baton Rouge rapper went on a transphobic Instagram rant on Feb. 18 after Dwyane’s announcement about his transgender daughter. “Dwyane Wade you’ve gone too f**king far,” he started, saying that Zaya was too younger to even know “what their next meal is going to be.” “That is a male. A 12-year-old. They don’t have sh-t figured out yet,” Boosie blasted. He instructed  Dwyane, “Like, bruh, for real, if he gonna be gay, let him be gay. 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.”

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike took Boosie to activity for his feedback throughout an Oct. 23 episode of his podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. “How do you feel about other people’s feelings? You offend a lot of people when you talk about gay motherf**kers” and several other homophobic slurs. “A lot of times I need the shut the f**k up,” Boosie admitted and Mike sternly requested, “Why don’t you?” because the rapper claimed it could be “hard.” You can watch Mike take Boosie to highschool beginning on the 3:55 mark:

Mike then requested, “Why do you say things about a person who might be a homosexual? Do you think there’s a possibility you might be a homosexual and if you disrespect them it furthers yourself from being a homosexual? You may like homosexuals.”  Boosie mentioned he was “straight as an arrow,” after which Mike requested him “if you’re straight then why do you offend people?”

Boosie replied, “I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child. That’s really why I got offended,” and added if it had been and 18 or 19-year-old he in all probability wouldn’t have mentioned something. “I just felt like at 12, a child can’t make that decision. That’s just how I feel.” Mike then mentioned despite the fact that he felt the identical means, “Who the f**k am I to say anything. What I think don’t mean a motherf**king thing.” Mike then requested, “Who the f**k are we to make a comment about somebody’s life? Who are you?” Boosie then replied “I said it and I stand on what I say.” Well, at the least Mike went there with Boosie and tried to motive with him that it’s not his place to overtly name out another person’s life choices like that.

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