Rapper Boosie Badazz is causing an uproar on social media after revealing he once hired a sex worker to give oral sex to his son and nephews when they were 12 and 13 years old.
“I’m training these boys right,” he said in an Instagram Live video yesterday. “Ask any of my nephews, ask any of them, ask my son. Yeah, when they was 12, 13, they got head. Yeah, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Hell yeah, I got my fucking son d—k sucked.”
The Louisiana-born rapper continued, “Yes, I’m fuckin’ right. Yes, a grown woman, grown, super-grown, super-grown. Checked his a— out. Checked all my nephews out. Super-grown. Yes she grown, she checked me out. I know what the fuck she did to them. She checked me out, that b-tch. I’m getting them prepared, man.”
Badazz has made headlines over the years for saying he would beat his own son if he ever came out as gay. He’s also made a number of transphobic comments, including about Zaya Wade, the daughter of Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwyane Wade. He's even gone so far as claiming that TV, specifically cartoons, are "trying to make" the American public "gay."
After receiving a number of comments from users comparing Badazz’s actions to child abuse, YouTuber King Kashez rushed to his defense.
“This is normal in the hood,” Kashez reacted in a video. “I think the rest of the world ain’t used to that… but in Black families, they be 15, 16. You know, your uncles call some strippers over, you know, give you some head. ‘Go on and give my little n-gga some head, man, for 100!’ That’s how it go.”
Still, Kashez acknowledged that Badazz may have been smarter to keep the information to himself, noting that “everything ain’t for the public.”
In the United States, age of consent laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction within each state, however most set the age of consent between 16 to 18, though in other countries it can be as young as 12 or 13.
A number of states have a close-in-age exemption, dubbed “Romeo and Juliet” laws, which allow exceptions for consensual sex among minors so long as both partners are close in age (typically a two- or five-year range) — even if one is below the age of consent and the other isn’t.
There are currently 25 states, including the District of Columbia, that have “Romeo and Juliet” laws, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.