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Father of the Year: Boosie

Internets, Black fathers are stepping up in a big way in 2020, and Boosie is leading the charge. On I

Life in a Shanty Town

May 15 · Issue #198 · View online
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Black fathers are stepping up in a big way in 2020, and Boosie is leading the charge.
On Instagram Live the other day, he revealed that he cops blowskis for his sons and nephews beginning when they’re 12 or 13 years old, in order to “train them right.”
It’s a wonderful gift from a father to a son, and it’s especially considerate of Boosie that he also includes his nephews, who might not know their own father.
Imagine how jealous you’d be if your cousin, who’s also 12 years old, got a knob shine for his birthday and you didn’t. It’s not like a Sega Genesis, where you can both use it.
Similarly, Diddy has always provided for Quincy, the 30 some-odd year-old son of Al B. Sure, as if the child were one of his own. As Combat Jack used to say, rap kids need rap fathers.
My own father has never purchased oral for me, even when we were adults traveling in countries where American currency goes a long way, let alone back in the early ‘90s, and it’s caused me to reevaluate our relationship.
Was I raised correctly? How much further along in life would I be, if I’d had a grown woman’s lips wrapped around my emerging manhood in my formative years?
Of course not everyone agrees that Boosie is doing right by his kids. Many, I suspect, object to the notion of a black man doing anything at all for his kids, because it flies in the face of expectations.
Some have even called for Boosie to be arrested, at a time when real criminals are being let out of prison due to Corona, on the grounds that he facilitated an assault on his own children. (I’d hardly call it an assault.)
Would they have preferred if he facilitated an assault on someone else’s children?
Similarly, I’ve seen a lot of people upset that Boosie copped his sons blowskis from “super grown” women. Would they have preferred if he hired girls their own age?
On the other hand, I’ve seen minimal concern that grown women are out here taking money to blow middle school-age boys. If gender roles were reversed, I suspect that the “sex worker” would be viewed as the villain, not the child’s mother.
Finally, has anyone thought to ask the alleged victims? Are they not on Twitter? Was oral sex not what they wanted for their 12th birthdays? They may have asked for a Nintendo Switch, but only because they didn’t know head was an option.
They’re done playing video games now. They’ve moved on to something even more exciting.
Take it easy on yourself,

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