Almost a year back, Dwyane Wade’s second child came out as transgender. For supporting his child, rapper Boosie Badazz publicly shamed the Heat legend.
Dwayne Wade was one of the most fun entertaining players to play in the league. The insane resume the future Hall-Of-Famer stacked up in his 16 seasons, is beyond commendable.
But, Dwyane Wade is a player who tries to use his position to have a positive social impact. Back in February 2020, Wade revealed that his second child had come out as transgender. On the show ‘Good Morning America’, DWade disclosed how Zaya had known her identity since she was 3-years-old.
There were people who took this opportunity to criticise the 3-time NBA champion. One of the haters was rapper Boosie Badazz, who publicly attacked the Miami Heat legend. What the rapper commented on Instagram:
“Don’t cut his d–k off, bruh. Like, bruh, for real, if he gonna be gay, let him be gay. But don’t cut his d–k off, bruh. 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. Don’t cut his f—ing d–k off, Dwyane Wade.”
Dwyane Wade proved to be the bigger man instead of firing back at the rapper
Dwyane Wade being the classy individual he is, decided not to fire back at the rapper for his toxic comment. Instead, the 13-time All-Star decided to be the bigger man while discussing the whole transgender community.
“All the people who got something to say about my kids, I thank you, because you allowing the conversation to keep going forward.” – Dwyane Wade
A word right there.
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On the ‘I Am Athlete’ podcast, Dwyane expresses himself. He said:
“It’s people in the transgender community that are getting killed. It’s kids that are murdering themselves, that are hanging themselves, they’re killing themselves because of something as simple as acceptance.”
“Something as simple as unconditional love is not being given to these kids, and I’ll be goddamned if my child is going to be that person because of something as simple as me supporting who you are.”
“So, Boosie, all the people who got something to say, J-Boogie (J-Boog of 2000s R&B group B2K) 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 these conversations because those conversations are starting other conversations that we need to have. And that’s happening out there.”