Lil Boosie is always forthright when expressing himself. His candidness continued during a recent video chat where he talked about the things he witnessed while serving time in Angola Prison in Louisiana. Lil Boosie shared a graphic story of witnessing two men having sex in the shower.
“I remember when I was down in Angola [Prison] I walked in on a n—- riding a n—- d— from the back,” he said. “That n—- had a n—- ankles riding that b— from the back, man. I ain’t know about the Coke can in the shower. I walked straight in, six in the morning — n—- riding that d—. I said, ‘I want to go home, man.’”
The video soon went viral and thousands of people had an opinion about it. Some viewed the video as a homophobic rant. Twitter user @Blike_Dante tweeted, “Boosie is a typical male homophobe: Homophobic toward gay men, but sees nothing wrong with two gay women.”
Other Twitter users defended Lil Boosie’s story. Twitter user @Handymayhem posted, “Black community so lost. When you are having a Lil Boosie is wrong for disliking seeing two men have sex in jail, you know we’re lost.”
And others viewed Lil Boosie’s story as a “scared straight” tactic that would deter others from making the same mistakes he made. Twitter user @follow_bdavis wrote, “That story Boosie shared with us should automatically make you never want to see the inside of a jail cell.”
Witnessing two men having sex apparently had an effect on Lil Boosie. But it also brings attention to the prison system and mass incarceration within the Black community. Angola, which was once a slave plantation, is viewed as one of the harshest prisons in the nation. Lil Boosie was released from the prison in March 2014 after serving five years.
It’s likely that Lil Boosie was attempting to present the story as a cautionary tale of what occurs behind bars.
Here are how others have weighed in on the discussion on social media:
Are y’all rlly diagnosing Lil Boosie with PTSD after this little homosexuality in the act situation he witnessed while being locked up
— Jay Dior (@JayKenMinaj) June 6, 2017
I would’ve been uncomfortable if I was lil boosie too?
— Chélyn (@chelynmarie_) June 7, 2017
After lil boosie story.. Ill never look at a coke can the same
— Hbk Commas (@ClassicManAL) June 7, 2017