AceShowbiz - Boosie Badazz a.k.a. Lil Boosie has broken his silence on his daughter coming out as lesbian. Sitting down with VladTV for a new interview, he was asked if he knew Iviona a.k.a. Poison Ivi is gay before she made it public.
"I didn't. Like, she used to be with a boy I thought she was dating. He used to come to the house," Boosie said. "But I don't think that was her boyfriend, now. You know, I think that was just like, a friend or something." Boosie said he learned it through social media like everyone else, "but I was suspicious."
While Boosie is known for his stance against LGBTQ+, he respects his daughter's decision because he thinks she's at the age to know what she wants. "But Ivi got a-our family is real Southern Baptist family. So, Ivi gotta respect for her family and everything for what she does. You know, so her coming out at this age, that's the time when you supposed to know what you want," he explained.
The 40-year-old went on stressing that although his family won't accept Poison Ivi as a lesbian, they will continue to love her unconditionally. "Even though it's not-it won't be accepted as far as-'cause I don't want to think anyone in my family to think it's okay. But what she does, we're not gonna-we're gon' love her to death," he declared. "We gon' love her to death, but at the same time, our family, it's never been that way. It's never been accepted, our preacher, grandfather, grandmother preacher."
Asked if he was disappointed his daughter didn't come to him first to talk about this, he responded, "My daughter never really came to me personally talking about no relationship. She's more of a to herself person."
The Baton Rogue native admitted that because of his stance on LGBTQ+, "that's probably why it took her this long to [come out of the closet]." He added, "I'm respected in my family. What I say goes, and what I say matters."
"But, at the same time, she grown," Boosie continued. "She can do what the hell she want, she old enough to know what she want. And that's her. She's doing a great job, she's making her own money, that's her own talent. I've never wrote not one line for her. The girls can go."
While he said Poison Ivi was his golden child and used to spoil her, he admitted, "I'm not running she... She is grown." Speaking about treating all of his children equally when it comes to their birthday presents, Boosie praised them for being "grateful" kids.
Poison Ivi came out as gay in January after photos of her with her supposed girlfriend surfaced online. Her partner apparently posted the images on her social media account and captioned them, "Endlessly in love with you [kiss emoji]."