Lil Nas X isn’t letting anyone's opinions stop him from being his true self.
Boosie Badazz appeared on The Breakfast Club on Monday, August 23, where he doubled down on last month's hateful rhetoric aimed at the “Old Town Road” crooner.
During an Instagram Live rant in July, Boosie Badazz stated he would “drag his as* offstage and beat his a**” if he saw Lil Nas X perform naked at an awards show, reported Billboard. When asked if he thought he had gone too far on his comments, the “Period” rapper said nah, and took time to explain how he felt straight people are the ones being targeted.
“I gotta speak up because as far as straight people in the world, you don’t have any opinion no more on sexuality. Everything is harm,” he told the radio host. “If you say anything, ‘I’m straight, I like women,’ it’s vulgar to, you know.”
Host Charlamagne tha God jumped in, saying he disagreed with the 38-year-old rapper, but Boosie Badazz continued his rant, saying, “You can’t brag on really smashing or your sexuality no more,” he said, adding: “It’s ran by LGBTQ [people].”
The “Nasty Nasty” singer stood by his hateful words towards the “MONTERO” crooner and the LGBTQ+ community, saying he feels Lil Nas X and rappers like him are “attacking our children.”
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He added that rappers being open about the queer identity will have a negative affect on the younger generation listening to their music.
“Who loves these rappers? The kids,” he said. “If you make every rapper go with this… you grab that generation. I loved every rapper when I was little, you know? I tried to copy what they did. It’s a new day now, and I feel like they’re pushing it on our kids.”
Seemingly unbothered by all the hate he is receiving, Lil Nas X tweeted a simple message of self-love. “The shit y’all say about me would drive me crazy if I didn’t already love myself,” he wrote on Monday, August 23.
His followers showered him with praise for being authentic. “To love yourself is to enter into a lifelong romance. I’m thankful you’ve done so. So many find it so hard to do so,” a user wrote, while another commented: “Your love for yourself just makes them even more mad because they don’t love themselves.”