Mike Tyson (L) and Boosie Badazz. (Screen captures via YouTube)
Apparently, Mike Tyson isn’t the only punching powerhouse in the family – he had to stop his daughter from knocking out a transphobic rapper who appeared on his podcast.
Indeed, Tyson’s daughter flew from New York City to Los Angeles, California, to confront Boosie Badazz over his slew of transphobic statements against Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s trans daughter, he told Zab Judah on VLAD TV.
He explained that she “wanted to physically grab” him during the podcast. Tyson, 54, ended up roasting Badazz himself during the show which he did in a very, er, let’s just say, Mike Tyson kinda way.
Wade, a retired NBA player, and Union, an actor, have been vocally supportive and accepting of their trans daughter Zaya since she came out.
But for some weird reason, Badazz became obsessed this year with the teenager and the loving way she is being raised by her parents. He has reportedly made disturbing remarks about her, beginning in February when he said: “Don’t cut [her] f**king d**k off, Dwyane Wade.”
“Some of my best friends are gay,” Tyson said in the interview published Saturday (19 December), “and […] that’s just who [they] are as human beings. I’m not saying Boosie was gay, I just said you haven’t any kind of empathy about that.
“My daughter lived that life,” he continued, “and she came from New York to this office to confront this guy and she’s violent. I thought she came to see me!
“I thought she came all the way down to come and see her father and stepmother [Lakiha Spicer]. She came to confront him physically.
“So I had to take care of that before,” Tyson said. “I was watching her, she wanted to physically grab this guy, and started attacking this guy.
“I had to come in, I was watching her. She explained herself, then he explained himself and it didn’t go as bad as I thought it was going to go.”
During Badazz’s appearance on Tyson’s show, Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, the eponymous host asked why the musician is attacking Zaya in the way he is.
“Why do you say things about people who might be homosexual?” Tyson asked, clearly misunderstanding that being trans is not the same thing as being gay.
“Why do you say that about them? Do you feel there’s a possibility that you’re a homosexual and by disrespecting them you further yourself from being a homosexual?
“I’m thinking you may like homosexuals.”
Badazz responded: “No, I’m straight as an arrow.”
“If you’re straight, then why do you offend people?” Tyson replied.