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‘This Is How I Feed My Family’: Rapper Boosie Badazz Lawyer’s Up After Instagram Shuts Down Account

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Boosie Badazz has been in a battle with Instagram for quite some time now and it looks like his beef with the social media platform is about to ramp up another notch.  The “Wipe Me Down” rapper is ready to pursue legal action in order to retrieve access to his account.

Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., has had quite the 2020 as he’s been at the helm of a few controversial moments on social media.  In February, the rapper came under intense fire for comments directed toward Zaya Wade, Dwayne Wade’s 12-year old son that came out as transgender.   Amidst the heavy backlash he received, Badazz stood firm in his stance. 

Badazz appeared in an interview with BallerAlert and explained that even his mother called him to “stay off social media, that’s they family!”, but he was just speaking on how he felt, and when kids are involved “it’s tender to my heart.”

In the same interview, the rapper mentioned that he’s used to the hate that comes with celebrity.  “Once you’re a celebrity, you gotta be ready for what comes with being a celebrity,” he said. “You gotta be ready for the hundred eyes and all that stuff.”

In May, Boosie came under fire again for a since-deleted video that was uploaded to his Instagram where he bragged about paying grown women to be intimate with his 12 and 13-year-old son and nephew. 

During the pandemic, Badazz joined in the number of celebs and other Instagram users that began to upload explicit and controversial content to their social media, seeing a lucrative return.  The rapper would regularly post explicit content and host dancers on his Instagram live, ultimately violating the platform’s policies.  The result of his actions would end up getting him blocked.

Badazz followed up with a video directed toward Mark Zuckerberg in attempts to reactivate his account so that he could continue to profit off the platform.  “Mark Zuckinburger,” the rapper pleads, saying the CEO’s name wrong, “I need to talk to you. “I don’t even know what I did! But this is how I feed my family. Mark, do not do this to 2020. Do not take Boosie off Instagram! We need to talk, Mark.”

With no response from Zuckerberg and Badazz still unable to retrieve his privileges, he’s now chosen to sue Instagram/Facebook, citing racial discrimination.  The rapper went on Twitter to explain his frustration and express his plans moving forward.  “I STARTED A NEW IG @boosienewig,” shared Boosie, “n they stopped my live soon as shaderoom posted it. I HAVENT POSTED NOTHIN R WENT LIVE this is discrimination/racial etc. IM SUEING CALLING DREW NOW!!”

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