Lil Mama is doubling down after receiving backlash for transphobic comments.
Last week, the rapper responded to an interview between Dwayne Wade‘s daughter, Zaya Wade, and Michelle Obama with a tweet that read, “So children are too young to smoke cigarettes, too young to drink alcohol, too young to get a drivers license, too young to go to a club, too young to gamble, too young to rent a car, but old enough to cut off their genitals and/or ‘change’ their gender? [thinking emoji] This is insanity #America.”
She also tweeted, “DEPOPULATION AT ANY COST CAT FIGHTS SWORD FIGHTS Used be a cat now ima dog WHATEVER TO STOP NEW LIFE REPRODUCTION.”
Fans quickly condemned her transphobic comments and brought up additional remarks she had made as a guest judge on America’s Best Dance Crew, where she told trans contestant Leiomy Maldonado to stop “confusing” the viewers.
Lil Mama then responded to the backlash in an Instagram story, writing, “I’m about to start a heterosexual rights movement. Anti-LGBTQ Bullying.”
“Y’all fight so hard to be respected and SOME of you, NOT ALL,” she said, “get a kick out bullying people for having an option, how they dress, how their hair and or makeup looks, how much money they have, etc. There are so many people afraid to give their honest opion (sic) because if they do the LGBTQ+ will hear what they want to hear and take statements out of context.”
“I don’t have to prove myself by reminding people that I have loved ones of the LGBTQ+ Community,” she added. “When I speak I’m not trying to hurt anyone, I’m just speaking my truth, just like you all.”
Another celebrity recently defended Zaya Wade from transphobic comments.
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