Boosie Badazz is very well for his strange social media antics, which certainly garner him a lot of attention. However, Boosie has recently spoken out about transgender people participating in sports.
During a March 17th interview with DJ Vlad, Boosie commented on University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, whose ranking rose from 462 as a male to 1 as a female. He had quite a hot take indeed.
According to the New York Post, Thomas raged on the university’s men’s team for three years before enduring two years of hormonal replacement therapy as part of her transition to womanhood. Boosie, who has previously spoken out against Thomas, reiterated his belief that her status as a transgender woman competing against biological women is unfair.
The Baton Rouge, La. rapper said:
“Cheater. Four-sixty-two and he’s No. 1 in the women, cheater. That’s the only thing you can think of. Cheater. That’s saying, a guy who makes an F yearly ’round, passes the ACT with an A. No, you cheated. That’s how I feel about that situation.”
Boosie Badazz remarked on a tweet about Lia Thomas competing in college-level swimming matches in February, writing, “Cheater!! he needs to [leave] lol.”
Aside from Boosie’s thoughts on the matter, others have stated that Thomas should not be allowed to participate on the women’s team. Sixteen members of the University of Pennsylvania swim team have spoken out against Thomas competing, claiming she has an unjustifiable biological advantage over her competitors.
According to the Washington Post, the team wrote a letter in which they stated
“We fully support Lia Thomas in her decision to affirm her gender identity and to transition from a man to a woman. Lia has every right to live her life authentically. However, we also recognize that when it comes to sports competition, that the biology of sex is a separate issue from someone’s gender identity. Biologically, Lia holds an unfair advantage over competition in the women’s category, as evidenced by her rankings that have bounced from #462 as a male to #1 as a female.”
The NCAA Board of Governors voted to treat transgender athletes on a sport-by-sport basis. In terms of USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body, a three-person board of medical experts will decide whether a swimmer has a competitive advantage due to her prior physical development as a man. The level of testosterone in the swimmer’s blood must also be below a certain level.
We’ll have to see what Boosie Badazz says next, but he is certainly outspoken in this instance.
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