Boosie’s Not Building His Sons Into Men, He’s Creating Victims
The rapper is breaking the law — and harming his child — in the name of parenting
My life has not been without hardship. My family, particularly my mother, didn’t always get it right. I was a young gay Black man growing up in the Deep South. Nuff said.
One of the many things my mother got right, though, makes me feel particularly sad for rapper Boosie’s son and nephews — and for all the people who agree with his flawed line of thinking.
A quick catch-up on the Boosie situation, in case you had better things to do (and I’m really hoping you did): On an Instagram Live broadcast last week, he admitted to having women perform fellatio on his 12-year old sons and nephews. “I’m training these boys right,” the Baton Rouge rapper said. “Ask any of my nephews, ask any of them, ask my son. Yeah, when they was 12, 13, they got head. Yeah, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Hell yeah, I got my fuckin’ son dick sucked. You fuckin’ right. Yes, a grown woman, grown, super grown… checked his ass out. Checked all my nephews out… I’m getting them prepared, man.”
My mother made sure that I was accounted for, and that anyone who came within shouting distance of me was fully vetted. What she did not say was, “Here’s a condom, use it on this random person I hired to teach you.”
My mom did her best to normalize sexuality beginning at a very early age. I can remember learning about where babies came from — with proper names and functions — as young as three years old. Then there was the random day in sixth grade when she told me how to put on a condom properly. Some might think I was too young for this information. I wasn’t. All of it, and more, was readily available. She wanted at least some of it to come from a reliable source.