American rapper, Boosie Badazz is suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after his Instagram account was shut down in August for posting racy content.
During a recent sit-down with VladTV, the 38-year-old rapper said he was suing the tech guru for $20 million. He claims the platform’s decision to deactivate his account took a heavy toll on his business ventures.
Boosie alleges he was targeted because of his race, pointing out that there are plenty of people who have been banned from Instagram or for posting ‘derogatory things’, but those accounts were resorted.
“[Zuckerberg] made some of my business ventures go down, so I’m suing him now. I’m filing a lawsuit against him now,” he said. “He stopped me off Instagram and he didn’t put me back on Instagram. And that’s affecting my business,” Boosie said, and added that other people who have done worse have been allowed back on.
“This is the first time my Instagram has ever been taken from me,” he continued. “So you can give other 2 million people their Instagram back for derogatory things they did? And I posted a girl with an emoji’s over her. This is discrimination. Something is wrong. Somebody must be mad ’cause I said their name wrong and they’re trying to chastise me.”
“And my Black people are starting to tell me, ‘Boosie, this man is a racist. He knows you affects the Black community and make them smile every morning. Why is he not giving you your page back when gives all these people their page back. He might be trying to stop us from smiling’ … You’re going too far. I had ten million followers. You’re f*cking up my income … you’re showing discrimination.”
Boosie is seeking $20 million, which he claims has been his lost income from losing his page.