US Rapper, Boozie Badazz To Hit Mark Zuckerberg With $20m Race Discrimination Lawsuit
Boosie Badazz is planning to file a $20 million racial discrimination lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, which owns Instagram.
The "Wipe Me Down" rapper told Vlad TV that he believes he was banned from Instagram because of his skin color.
He claims the ban led to him losing lucrative business ventures - to the tune of $20 million. "You're f***ing up my income. I have to feed my kids."
Boosie was reportedly banned from the photo sharing app due to repeated violations of Instagram policies.
During his banishment Boosie made a plea to Mark "Zuckinberger" to reinstate his account. He even offered Zuckerberg $100,000 cash to reinstate his page.
Boosie told Vlad TV that he believes the unintentional mispronunciation of Zuckerberg's last name has led the Facebook chairman to hold a grudge against him.
Boosie said Zuckerberg's actions left him no choice but to file suit.
"(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 registered another Instagram account -- @BoosienewIG -- but he said Instagram disabled his ability to go live on IG stories. "I can't go live on my new page at all. I can't go live!"
Boosie said other IG influencers have committed "way worser things" without repercussions or ramifications.
"This is my first time my Instagram ever been taken from me! So you can give other two million people their Instagram back for derogatory things they did and I didn't do nothing but post a girl with an emoji over her? This is discrimination! Something is wrong. Somebody must be mad because I said they name wrong and they trying to chastise me."
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