The Atlanta rapper Torrence “Boosie Badazz” Hatch Jr. has become another rapper people want to be canceled. Just a few days ago at the Rolling Loud Hip Hop Festival, rapper DaBaby’s homophobic comments received backlash. And, now because Bossie agrees with DaBaby some people want him canceled, as well.
Did Boosie Exercise his “Freedom of Speech” or not?
Boosie went live on his Instagram Wednesday, as reported by Complex. The comments Boosie made were very controversial. What Boosie said was very offensive to the LGBTQ community. Or was it? We find ourselves once again in the middle of this great debate. What is considered “Freedom of Speech”, and what is not? How far can you go before it becomes offensive?
For some “Freedom of Speech” means you can say whatever you want without any consequences. This can be a gray area if you ask me. But let’s take a quick look at what the definition of “Freedom of Speech” entails.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Keep in mind, the First Amendment is much more complicated. I am not trying to go all political on you all. However, what is happening with Boosie and DaBaby may not fall within the First Amendment. Or does it? Unfortunately, I am not the one to answer this question. I am simply pointing out the obvious.
In this current climate, you have to be careful what you say. Otherwise, people get offended. So, there is a fine line between being politically correct or not? In other words, although it may seem you can say anything you want? There are consequences you face, especially, when you say negative, offensive and hurtful comments. Have we become insensitive to others?
In this case, Boosie’s comments may have allegedly gone too far, Here is what he said,
“Everybody not with their nephew sucking dick. Everybody is not with that shit. You just can’t just put that shit on everybody and expect it to be cool,” Boosie said on IG. “Nas X say he wanna perform naked on stage for charity. You don’t fuck with him like you fuck with DaBaby. You know, be even-sided, man, be even-sided. You don’t feel that disrespect? Going [to] dance naked? You don’t think that’s disrespect in front of boys who tryna be straight? It’s totally disrespect.”
In addition, Boosie went on to say,
“If I’m at an awards [show] and he go up there naked, I’ma drag his ass offstage and beat his ass. You let a n***a dance naked in front your children, you a motherfuckin’ crazy motherfucker—or you like dick too.”
Needless to say, Boosie is really upset about Lil Nas X wanting to perform naked on stage. And rightfully so. In my opinion, I can see where Boosie is coming from. Although, I don’t agree with the language he used. Either way, this situation is not going away any time soon. What I will say, this conversation is necessary. In terms of, how it all relates to “Freedom of Speech.” What do you all think?
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