The news yesterday (August 4) was not good for Brittney Griner: the WNBA star was convicted of drug trafficking in Russia and sentenced to nine years in prison. Since the basketball player was first detained in March, the situation has sparked outrage, with a further wave following yesterday’s ruling. Boosie Badazz in particular had an impassioned reaction, in which he pointed the finger.
In a video shared after the news broke, Boosie implies that race is an issue when it comes to US efforts to free Griner, using a Taylor Swift comparison to make his point. He says, “How the hell did this girl get nine years for a weed pen…and the US is not doing anything about it? You tell me this ! If it was Taylor Swift, it would be a peace treaty right now! They would enlist to go to war!
He then set his sights on Vice President Kamala Harris, continuing, “What is this show for black women in the United States?! And the vice president: as a black woman, you are supposed to be on the front line! You’re supposed to be on the front lines of getting that black woman out of jail! Nine fucking years! You are all screwed in this world!
Watch the video above.