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Rapper Boosie Badazz drags his kids from ‘The Color Purple’ because of queer romance

Rapper Boosie Badazz took two of his kids to see The Color Purple but ended up walking out before the end. The reason? Lead character Celie is shown enjoying some same-sex romance with fellow character Shug.

Badazz, 41, posted a message on X, where he has 1.2 million followers, saying, “I had to walk out this Color Purple movie n two other older couples walked out also.) because I had my little girls with me n it seemed like a [rainbow] love story‼️ Good acting but whoever wrote the script is pushing the narrative hard‼️ As a parent I will not let my little girl watch this film.”

The Color Purple is adapted from the beloved tale by Alice Walker. The original book makes it abundantly clear that Shug and Celie have a sexual relationship. 

The 1985 Steven Spielberg movie starring Whoopi Goldberg downplayed this aspect of the story. In that version, Shug and Celie merely enjoy a brief kiss. 

The new movie, adapted from the Broadway musical and starring Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino (as Shug and Celie respectively), is more explicit in depicting the true relationship between the two characters.

Parent to a gay child

It’s unclear which of his children Badazz took to the movie. According to the Daily Mail, the Louisiana performer (formerly known as Lil Boosie) shares eight children with six different women. Last year, his daughter Poison Ivi, 21, came out as gay.

Badazz has a reputation for making anti-LGBTQ+ comments. However, he’s been dragged for his latest tweet. 

Some quoted Badazz’s own lyrics, in which he sings about finding woman-on-woman affection attractive.


Others questioned his decisions as a parent.

Some said that as a parent of a queer child, he should know better.

Others highlighted that The Color Purple shows Celie going through ordeals including sexual assault and domestic abuse. However, Badazz, like some other audience members, appeared most upset over her experiencing joy and happiness.

Ts Madison calls out Badazz

This same hypocrisy was highlighted last week in a tweet from trans performer Ts Madison. She said, “So yall more upset that Mrs Celie and Shug Avery was exploring their sexuality but didn’t draw the line at her being molested at 14 by her stepfather and having his kids? This really shows me why yall still let that ‘Fresh’ uncle come to the family reunion but throw your gay kids on the street!”

Madison was quick to respond to Badazz’s tweet. She suggested the character Badazz projects in life and as a performer is no different from the men who abuse Celie in the story. She also suggested he was delusional and possibly fighting his own “homosexual demons.”

Boosie Badazz doubles down

That suggestion appears to have triggered Badazz. Yesterday he posted a follow-up tweet saying he had “no problem” with LGBTQ+ people and asking why anyone who criticizes gay representation faces accusations of being in the closet.

“Why if someone doesn’t agree with the [rainbow] narrative that’s being pushed why do yall say that the person who doesn’t agree is [rainbow]. Thats bullying‼️

“We have a right as parents to say its not cool for a 7 n 9 year old to watch this. We have rights as parents to protect our children as much as we can. I have no problem at all with [rainbow] people. My grandad was a preacher (Southern Baptist) n im just tryna raise my kids with the same beliefs n respect we was raised with its just this world will have u n a fight to do so‼️”

The new version of The Color Purple has proved a box office hit. Also, on aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, it currently enjoys an 87% score among critics and an impressive 95% audience score. 

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