Dwyane Wade sat down for a recent interview where he thanked Boosie Badazz and former B2K member J-Boog for speaking on his trans daughter, Zaya Wade.
Boosie once publicly begged Dwyane not to let Zaya transition so young.
Boog spoke out against kids transitioning earlier this month.
Dwyane says he’s thankful people are having the conversation.
“At the end of the day, what I’m dealing with people, I’m dealing with life and death. It’s people in the transgender community that are getting killed. It’s kids that are murdering theirselves, that are hanging themselves, they’re killing themselves because something as simple as acceptance. Something as simple as unconditional love is not being given to these kids and I’ll be goddamned if my child gon’ be that person because of something as simple as me supporting who you are.”
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He continued, “So, Boosie, all the people who got something to say, J-Boogie [J-Boog of 2000’s R&B group B2K] who just came out recently … All the people who got something to say about my kids, I thank you because you’re allowing the conversation to keep going forward because you what? You might not have the answer today, I don’t have all the answers, but we’re growing from all these conversations. So I thank everybody for even hating and starting these conversations because those conversations are starting other conversations that we need to have. And that’s happening out there.”
Watch the interview below.