Homophobic rapper viciously mocked for walking out of “The Color Purple” over lesbian love story

homophobic and transphobic rapper Bossie Badazz said he hired a sex worker to sexually abused with young son and nephews
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Rapper Boosie Badazz says he walked out of a screening of The Color Purple with his daughters because he didn’t want them to see the new film’s lesbian love story.

The new film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical based on out author Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1983 novel arrived in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. Like the book, the musical has at its center a romance between Celie (Fantasia Barrino), a horrifically abused Black woman living in the rural South in the early 1900s, and free-spirited blues singer Shug Avery (Taraji P. Henson). While director Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-nominated 1985 screen adaptation downplayed the relationship, Walker has praised the new film for its more forthright depiction of the characters as lovers.

That apparently didn’t sit well with Boosie Badazz, who appears to have been unfamiliar with Walker’s novel, Spielberg’s film, and the Broadway musical—all three of which have become massive cultural touchstones. On Tuesday, he took to X to rant about his distaste for the new film.


The ridicule came fast and furious, with other X users roasting Boosie for his ignorance of the story.

Others criticized the rapper for taking issue with the film’s lesbian romance while saying nothing about the abuse Barrino’s character suffers at the hands of the men in her life.  

In a long post, trans media personality Ts Madison blasted the rapper. “You sat there with your daughter and watched MISTER beat, sexually destroy and Drag Celie all over the floor,” she wrote. “But you got up to leave when you saw CELIE finally find love and compassion and some sort of temporary relief from MISTERS prison???”

Madison even went so far as to compare Boosie to the character’s abusers, alluding to the rapper’s previous anti-LGBTQ+ comments: “Sir: the character you play in real life is MISTER, The Daddy, The pastor and all the other men who abused CELIE in that movie!! And have the nerve to finally be ‘concerned’ about what a kiss would do to ‘influence’ your daughter,” she wrote. “There is Truly some intervention needed in your life to sort out these homosexual demons you’re fighting [sic].”

Boosie Badazz has come under fire in the past for anti-LGBTQ+ statements. He defended homophobic comments made onstage by fellow hip-hop artist DaBaby at Miami’s Rolling Loud music festival in August 2021, and posted a homophobic tweet urging out artist Lil Nas X to kill himself. In a 2016 interview, Badazz said that he would beat his own sons to try and change their sexuality if they told him they were gay. During the same interview and also during a 2015 Twitter rant, he said that media was trying to turn everyone gay, and that 50 percent of the population would soon be gay thanks to “gay sh*t” on television.

At the same time, he has rapped about having threesomes with bisexual women and infamously bragged about hiring sex workers to perform oral sex on his 12 and 13-year-old son and nephews.

Critics on X were quick to point out the rapper’s hypocrisy, and they brought the receipts:  

Boosie responded to the backlash in another post Tuesday, writing that “we have a right as parents to say its not cool for a 7 n 9 year old to watch [sic] this. We have rights to parents to protect our children as much as we can [sic].”

He claimed to “have no problem at all with” LGBTQ+ people, but added that “My grandad was a preacher (Southern Baptist) n I’m just tryna raise my kids with the same beliefs n respect we was raised with it’s just this will have u n a fight to do so [sic]!!”

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