After roughly a year of tiffs with Mark Zuckerberg and his Instagram platform, Boosie is looking toward billionaires in the Black community to help him create a rival application. On Thursday (April 1), the Baton Rouge rapper hopped on Twitter and issued a call for Black billionaires who would be willing to help fund the development of a new social media platform.
“INSTAGRAM IS RACIST(FACTS),” he tweeted. “#BLACK BILLIONAIRES, LET’S START OUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA N LET ME RUN IT. #takeawaytheypower THEY MAKE THEY MONEY OFF US. WITH [O]R WITHOUT YALL, I’M GO[NNA] FIND A WAY.”
Another post of a previous Instagram live session captured Boosie making a similar call to action.
“Start y’all own Instagram. Let me get part in the ownership. Let me be the face of it,” he said. “I’mma run that motherfucka. That’s what y’all need to do. All the billionaires — I ain’t got the money. I ain’t got the money. I’m tryin’ to work on an app right now... I gotta figure it out.”
Boosie’s raunchy Instagram Live sessions during quarantine caught heat from Instagram, who deactivated his account back in March. Since that particular occurrence, the rapper’s experience on the ‘gram has included several deactivations, pleas to get his page restored and most recently, allegations of racial discrimination.
Back in September, after his Instagram Live session on an alternate account was shut down, the Louisiana star accused the platform of targeting him for his race. “I STARTED A NEW IG @boosienewig n they stopped my live soon as shaderoom posted it,” he tweeted at the time. “I HAVEN’T POSTED NOTHIN R WENT LIVE. This is discrimination/racial etc. IM SUING.”
During a more recent rant, he labeled Zuckerberg a racist for suspending his account after he shared a post offering money to any participant willing to take a blow to the face. Boosie also claims his Instagram account was deactivated for posting photos of liquor and loved ones who have passed away.
“THEY TAKE MY IG FOR POSTING MY LIQUOR, FOR POSTIN MY DEAD HOMIES,” he tweeted. “THEY DONT WANT US TO EAT. THEY DONT WANT US TO SMILE. THEY WONT DO THAT TO WHITE ENTERTAINERS FOR POSTIN THEIR PRODUCT [O]R POSTING THEIR FRIENDS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY.”
THEY TAKE MY IG FOR POSTING MY LIQUOR ,FOR POSTIN MY DEAD HOMIES ‼️THEY DONT WANT US TO EAT ‼️THEY DONT WANT US TO SMILE ‼️THEY WONT DO THAT TO WHITE ENTERTAINERS FOR POSTIN THEIR PRODUCT R POSTING THEIR FRIENDS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY ♂️— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) April 1, 2021