Boosie Badazz appeared on a recent episode of Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin with Mike Tyson” podcast. From the onset of the sit-down with the iconic Boxing Champion, the rapper appeared reflective, repentant, and was oftentimes left speechless during what he called a “bucket list” moment in his career.
Tyson grilled Boosie and held no punches as he asked about controversial statements he’s made about homosexuals and transgendered people, especially his most recent tirade regarding Dwyane Wade’s daughter Zaya.
“How do you feel about hurting other people feelings?” Mike asked around the four-minute mark. “You offended a lot of people, talk about gay muthaf*ckas and h*m*s and f*gg*ts,” to which Boosie admitted, “No, a lot of times I need to shut the f*ck up.”
Tyson interrupted him asking, “Why don’t you?” Boosie responded and revealed, “It be hard. My mama got on my a** yesterday, told me I need to ‘Shut the f*ck up.’ But when it be on my heart, I feel like I gotta say something.”
Tyson went on to dig deeper, asking Boosie if his anger towards homosexuals is a reflection of his own true feelings about himself.
“Nah, nah, you know I’m straight as an arrow … I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended ’cause it’s a child,” Boosie told Tyson. “If it was an 18-year-old, 19-year-old grown person, I wouldn’t have said anything, but that’s a child. I felt like a child ain’t … at 12, can’t make that decision. And certain things I talk about like that, that was going too far. You calling him a her, that’s going too far.”
Tyson himself admitted that he agreed with Boosie’s opinion but explained he was wise enough to know it’s not his place to speak on some else’s life. “I agree with you, but who the f*ck am I to say anything? What I think don’t mean a muthaf*ckin’ thing.”
Boosie initially held his ground on his opinions about Wade’s daughter but eventually relented and apologized after he pondered Mike’s points. He apologized at around the 14:50 mark.
“Oh yeah, I apologize to Dwyane Wade,” Boosie said, “I mean what I said but … I shouldn’t have said the shit about your child.”
The podcast was filled with great dialogue and countless gems dropped by Tyson about life, love, and relationships- many moments left Boosie and the other guest rapper Mo3 speechless.
You can catch the entire episode below.