Lil Mama raised eyebrows with her recent transphobic remarks.
Lil Mama isn’t one to hold her tongue, but she might’ve put her foot in her mouth expressing her sentiments about the transgender community on Instagram.
In a since-deleted post, the Growing Up Hip Hop star reshared a tweet and said the transgender community is depopulating the human race. The original tweet 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.”
The rapper added, “DEPOPULATION AT ANY COST CAT FIGHTS SWORD FIGHTS Used be a cat now ima dog WHATEVER TO STOP NEW LIFE REPRODUCTION.”
Then the dragging begun. “I promise not a single transperson got up today thinking about lil mama,” one follower posted in response to her post. “she needs to return the favor.”
“Lil Mama BEEN transphobic,” chimed in another. “Remember what she said to Leiomy (a trans woman/dancer) on ABDC? Plz…. voice of the young people my a**.”
The Brooklyn native’s remarks comes after Zaya Wade ruffled feathers following her now-viral virtual interview with Michelle Obama. The Former First Lady described Dwayne Wade’s daughter as “an amazing role model for other teens,” adding, “All young people are trying on different versions, different voices, they’re learning more about their intellect, they’re learning about what they love, what they’re good at, what they like. This is the period of exploration.”
Lil Mama was previously dragged for coming for the transgender community in 2009 while judging America’s Best Dance Crew and told, Leiomy Maldonado, a trans dance crew leader, to “act like a day” and stop “confusing” the viewers.
“Leiomy, come on,” she said to Maldonado at the time. “Your behavior…it’s unacceptable. I just feel that you always have to remember your truth. You were born a man and you are becoming a woman. If you’re going to become a woman, act like a lady. Don’t be a bird, like ‘Oh my god, I’m not doing this!’ You know what I’m saying? It gets too crazy and it gets confusing.
You’re doing this for America. Even though you’re the face for transgenders, you’re the face of America right now with this group and it’s not about anybody else. It’s about y’all. You know what I’m saying? So do it for the team. Do it for the team.”