Following Boosie Badazz, Young Thug has decided to weigh in on Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old child Zaya.
While many celebrities have shared their support for Dwyane and Gabrielle Union’s daughter, the Super Slimey rapper has shared his controversial thoughts on Zaya’s choice to identify as female. In his tweet, Thugger questioned Zaya’s decision to live her truth, while misgendering her as Wade’s “son.”
“All I wanna say to dwade son is ‘GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES,’” tweeted Thug. “but hey live your true self.”
Thug received backlash on social media for what some called transphobic comments before eventually deleting the tweet.
The comments were surprising considering Thug’s past views on gender. “In my world, you can be a gangsta with a dress or you can be a gangsta with baggy pants,” said the rapper, who wore a dress on the cover of his 2016 mixtape Jeffrey. “I feel like there’s no such thing as gender.”
His comments follow Boosie’s rant about Wade’s support for his child. “Dwyane Wade, you gone too fucking far, dawg,” said Boosie. “That is a male. A 12-year-old. At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal gon’ be. They don’t have shit figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his dick be gone–how he gon’–like, bruh, you going too far, dawg.”
Neither Wade nor Union have responded to Thug or Boosie’s controversial comments.