Dwyane Wade spoke out about Mike Tyson’s comments defending his family to Boosie Badazz after the rapper made transphobic comments about Wade’s daughter.
“I actually talked to Mike about that early in the pandemic,” the former pro basketball player said. “We had a conversation. I appreciated 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.”
Tyson called Boosie out for his homophobic rants, especially Boosie’s take on Zaya, during an episode of his podcast “Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson.”
During the tense exchange, Boosie revealed, “I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child,” he said in an effort to explain. “That’s really why I got offended.”
Tyson checked Boosie as he continued to try to explain, asking him, “What happened to you that you think that you’re somebody that can comment on somebody’s life?” Tyson turned the already tense moment turned into an opportunity for Boosie to do the necessary introspection.
“He’s so smart. He is so educated and knowledgeable about life,” Wade said of Tyson. “For him to be able to drop that nugget on the world, to me, it was great to hear him say that.”
“I’ve never came out and said anything to anybody that feels a certain way about me or someone else in my family and my loved ones,” Wade said. “They don’t know us. They don’t know our heart. They definitely don’t know Zaya. So, all I do is what my mama say, ‘Just pray for them.’ ”