Editor’s Note: This story mentions slurs and directives for a person to commit suicide. If you or someone you know in the United States needs help, know that you’re not alone. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The Trevor Project is here 24/7, and can be reached by phone at 1-866-488-7386 or text and chat at www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now. You can also call the Trans Lifeline at 1-877-565-8860. It’s staffed by trans people, for trans people.
In a seemingly random tweet, anti-gay rapper Boosie Badazz has begun to openly call for out rapper Lil Nas X to commit suicide.
After Nas joked on social media that he had a song with the notoriously homophobic rapper, Boosie tweeted today, “STOP TROLLING ME FAGGOT LOL!!”
He continued, “U A WHOLE BITCH PLAYING WITH A GANGSTA SMH U CAN KEEP SUCKING DICK N GETTIN FUCKED N YOUR ASS N PEACE.
“N #uhateyourself I WOULD TOO IF I WAS YOU LOL,” he claimed.
Making clear who he was talking about, Boosie added, “NASx IF YOU #commitsuicide YOU WOULD DO THIS WORLD A HUGE FAVOR,” including a raised hands emoji.
He concluded, “NOBODY WANTS U HERE.”
As of publication, the tweet has not been removed.
STOP TROLLING ME FAGGOT LOL ‼️U A WHOLE BITCH PLAYING WITH A GANGSTA SMH U CAN KEEP SUCKING DICK N GETTIN FUCKED N YOUR ASS N PEACE N #uhateyourself I WOULD TOO IF I WAS YOU LOL NASx IF YOU #commitsuicide YOU WOULD DO THIS WORLD A HUGE FAVOR 🙌🏾NOBODY WANTS U HERE
— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) October 23, 2021
Boosie made several tweets after, playing off his remarks as a joke but still repeatedly tweeting “faggot” and “NOBODY WANTS U HERE.”
“#thinkaboutit,” he appended to one tweet.
Shortly after, Nas issued a tweet of his own, but not by directly responding to Boosie’s remarks.
Instead, he wrote that he was “truly saddened” and “mortified” because “Disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october.”
i am truly saddened. i have never been so mortified in my life. i can’t believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october.
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) October 23, 2021
Suicide remains a major concern, especially within the LGBTQ community. A 2019 study had this stark fact amongst its findings: young LGBTQ people are five times more likely to attempt suicide than straight people.
The Trevor Project has found that suicide remains the second leading cause of death among 10 to 24 year olds, with lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth contemplating suicide at nearly three times the rate of straight youth. Nas is 22 years old.
It’s not the first time Boosie — who was arrested earlier this month in Georgia on charges of second-degree criminal damage to property, inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespassing — has attacked the Atlanta-originating entertainer.
In an Instagram Live earlier today, Nas joked to his followers, “So, I been working on this song with Lil Boosie, bro. I got this song with Lil Boosie finna come out. Fire, I ain’t even gon’ lie, for real.” Clips of Nas making the remarks were recorded and shared online by social media aggregate pages, such as the Shade Room and PopCrave.
In 2016, Boosie complained that people are supposedly trying to force children to become gay, saying, “Gay stuff is everywhere and I think they’re doing it just trying to do it to make monetary gain.”
For months in 2020, Boosie went on a series of rants attacking Zaya Wade, Dwyane Wade’s daughter, after her family revealed she had came out as transgender. In May, he revealed he hired a sex worker to give oral sex to his son and nephews when they were 12- and 13-years-old. He called this “training these boys right.”
Again, If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The Trevor Project is here 24/7, and can be reached by phone at 1-866-488-7386 or text and chat at www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now. You can also call the Trans Lifeline at 1-877-565-8860. It’s staffed by trans people, for trans people.
That Boosie tweet easily one of the worst I’ve seen on this platform. Twitter gotta boot him for that one. Disgusting
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) October 23, 2021
Boosie has got some serious issues to deal with, and he needs to work on them in therapy, not on @Twitter.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 23, 2021
Boosie violated nearly every Twitter guideline in one tweet
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 23, 2021
The fixation y’all have on queer people would be hilarious if it wasn’t so violent. Lil Nas X is probably at brunch right now. https://t.co/pj54pHYkIN
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) October 23, 2021
Boosie genuinely scares me though. Really hope lil nas x is protected.
— quinta brunson (@quintabrunson) October 23, 2021
retweet this if you would rather have Lil Nas X on this earth instead of Lil Bossie 🖤 https://t.co/edp7lxYyaR
— Zé Taylor (@thezetaylor) October 23, 2021
Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566
US Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
— Mx. Amanda Jetté Knox (@MavenOfMayhem) October 23, 2021