Boosie Badazz is often willing to speak his mind on all sorts of topics, but he doesn’t want to publicly say anything about Tory Lanez allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion. In a livestreaming interview with The Shade Room, the outspoken rapper refused to offer his take on the situation despite being prodded for an answer.
“I don’t wanna get in that ’cause I don’t wanna say the wrong thing,” he said. “I don’t wanna say the wrong thing because I fuck with Tory and I fuck with Meg. I need me a Meg verse now. I’m not finna say shit!”
One of the interviewers, Buzy Baker, mentioned how women have largely been vocal about the incident while many men in the industry have been noticeably silent. Boosie responded by explaining why he declined to comment.
“I don’t wanna be the first to talk about it,” he said. “I don’t wanna talk about it because I’ma be in the wedge. They gon’ take this and they gon’ flip it on me. And they gonna make it look like a took a side. So like my mama say, I need to shut up on this one.”
Boosie refuse to speak on the Tory Lanez and Megan situation pic.twitter.com/uicI6LmIOC
— RapCentury (@RapCentury_) August 24, 2020
Although Boosie was concerned about how his opinion would be perceived, his unwillingness to answer didn’t prevent him from facing criticism. Some social media users gave him credit for keeping his mouth shut, but others were outraged by the silence in juxtaposition to his past rants about topics such as Dwyane Wade’s transgender daughter.
Boosie’s attempt to avoid controversy or pick a side was in stark to his longtime collaborator Bun B’s approach. The UGK legend pulled no punches when addressing what went down between Megan and Lanez via Instagram.
“Tory Lanez did some whore shit, period,” Bun said in a video. “Yeah, I know Tory, I know his manager and all them, fuck all that though. Fuck all that. If the man on drugs, get him some goddamn rehab. If the man got mental health issues, get him some therapy. But you not gon’ sit here and shoot this girl and we not gon’ say nothing.”
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Lanez for a shooting that left Megan injured in July. After weeks of reports and speculation, she confirmed the Canadian rapper/singer was the triggerman on August 20.
View some of the negative reactions to Boosie’s resistance to speak on Megan and Lanez below.
Boosie had a whole lot to say about Zaya Wade but suddenly wants to use "discretion" because he like *both* Tory and Meg.
Man. Big trash. https://t.co/oErwtvm008
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) August 24, 2020
I need y’all to get the FUCK out my mentions defending boosie. “DONT SHOOT UNARMED BLACK WOMEN FOR ANY FUCKIN REASON” ain’t no controversial shit to fuckin say. You wanna do a feature w/ her but can’t say something so simple when she got shot by a nigga & ain’t have a weapon.
— yea my name is Susie (@REALlilDebbie) August 24, 2020
LMFAOOO Boosie do a vladTV interview damn near every week. Boosie had something to say about 69 EVERY WEEK. But when a grown ass man shoot at a woman, he quiet 😂 https://t.co/p1DyEefa71
— Professor Finesser 𓂀 (@wavy_calib) August 24, 2020
It’s so funny because Boosie won’t speak about this but he ALL of the comments about a trans child living her life happily with her loving family. In the words of Flo Milli, these niggas are WEAK. https://t.co/45EDujhQoT
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒 💥 (@TheCourtKim) August 24, 2020
I'm glad Bun B said what he said
cause you got niggas like Boosie on the other hand afraid to speak because they still wanna make sure they can get verses from Meg which means they know they finna say something wrong
— Meezi Morales / Lul Meezi (@rMell_) August 24, 2020
People are calling Boosie a real n**** for not wanting to speak on Megan being shot by Tory Lanez. What is "real n****" about not calling out men who harm women? Confusion.
— TB (@TevonBlair) August 24, 2020
He got all the time@in the world to speak on the black LGBTQ community with disdain but cant bring his bitch ass self to hold a man accountable for shooting an unarmed woman. Niggas like boosie are the weakest link https://t.co/pHfuftk86n
— Hueless P. Newton aka Shaun Scheme (@NotSoNewlywedPC) August 24, 2020