Boosie BadAzz survived a shooting in Dallas in 2020, but one thing he hasn’t been able to get around is the Instagram ban. Within the last year, the Baton Rouge star’s official account and alternate pages have been pulled from the app, and his pleas to get his primary IG restored have been ignored. Boosie chalked the ban up to racism, but during a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri revealed the real reason.
“You’ve gotta draw the line somewhere,” he explained. “It’s a nudity policy. We try to be clear. You can appeal, but if you have too many strikes, something will happen.”
Getting wind of Mosseri’s comments, Boosie took to Instagram with posts that captured his reaction in real time. In the first post, he took a screenshot of Mosseri’s interview and wrote, “Racist AF. Thank you @djenvy for exposing these people.”
In a second post, he denied the allegations that his videos violated the app’s policies. “How the hell my Instagram was took cause of nudity? It was took cause of fucking racism,” Boosie vented.
“The girl who I posted on my piano, she had emojis over everything. You took my Instagram, and you took her Instagram. You gave her her Instagram back in 3-4 days, but you took my Instagram. Tell the truth. Tell Charlamagne Tha God the truth. That’s the fucking truth. The girl I posted on my piano, she had emojis over all her body parts. You took both of our Instagrams. You gave her her Instagram back, [but] you never gave me mine back.”
In a follow-up video, the “Wipe Me Down” emcee changed his tune and politely requested the restoration of his account, noting the app helps him to make some money.
“Adam Mosseri, can you give me my page back?” he asked. “Y’all gave her her page back, can you give me my page back? Before that, my page was never taken away from me. You done gave everybody they page back, give me another chance. Give me my official Boosie page back with my 10.5 million followers, so I can help feed my family some more. Do y’all think about the hurt that you cause people’s families when y’all take they page? And you give somebody else’s page who don’t have no followers back. You should give me my page back. The community wants to see me, man. Just like y’all wanna see all the people y’all love, the community wanna see me, man.”
See Mosseri’s explanation and Boosie’s subsequent reactions below.