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Dwyane Wade Thanks This Celeb for Defending His Daughter Against Transphobic Comments

Dwyane Wade says he “appreciated” Mike Tyson defending his family.

During a new interview, the 38-year-old retired NBA player opened up about the 54-year-old boxing icon speaking out against rapper Boosie Badazz, who made transphobic comments abut Dwyane‘s daughter Zaya.

“I actually talked to Mike about that early in the pandemic,” Dwyane shared on an interview with Central Ave. “We had a conversation. I appreciated from a standpoint of, you know, Mike is someone who has never tried to be perfect. He is someone who has learned from this journey of life.”

“He’s so smart. He is so educated and knowledgeable about life,” he added.

Earlier this summer, Boosie made an appearance on Mike‘s Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast and talked about the transphobic comments he made earlier about Dwyane‘s 13-year-old daughter.

“I really commented on the Dwyane Wade situation because I got offended because it’s a child,” Boosie said to Mike. “That’s really why I got offended.”

Mike responded, “What happened to you that you think that you’re somebody that can comment on somebody’s life?”

Dwyane then added, “I’ve never came out and said anything to anybody that feels a certain way about me or someone else in my family and my loved ones. They don’t know us. They don’t know our heart. They definitely don’t know Zaya. So, all I do is what my mama say, ‘Just pray for them.’”

Dwyane and wife Gabrielle Union recently praised Zaya during the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards.

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Praise Daughter Zaya During GLAAD Media Awards Appearance

Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade are celebrating daughter Zaya Wade during their appearance at the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards.

In a recorded video message, the celebrity couple presented the award for Outstanding Drama Series, which went to Pose, but took a moment ahead of the reveal to praise Zaya for teaching them to be allies.

“We stand as allies with the LGBTQ+ community as proud parents of a transgender child,” Dwyane shared. “Our daughter Zaya is leading us in our journey, and we’re doing all we can to give every one of our kids the ability to live their truth.”

He added, “I didn’t always understand how to do that – but I thank Zaya for teaching me, and GLAAD for elevating the images and messages that accelerate acceptance in every family.”

Gabrielle continued, “That mission means even more to us now as we raise all of our Black children. Black lives matter, and Black trans lives matter. We are calling on all of our racial justice warriors out there to open your hearts and your mind to the LGBTQ+ community, so that we can work together and empower each other and save lives.”

Earlier this summer, Gabrielle and Dwyane celebrated Zaya‘s birthday with this fun theme!

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Celebrate Zaya's 13th Birthday with Medieval-Themed Party!

Zaya Wade had an incredible 13th birthday!

For her 13th birthday, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union threw Zaya an epic medieval-themed party.

In pics shared on Instagram, Zaya donned lavender braids in her hair while wearing black and yellow tights paired with green and black, corset outfit. Gabrielle looked pretty in a floral-print dress as Dwyane wore a black, leather skirt for the party.

“When the theme is modern medival [sic] kingdom #13,” Zaya captioned one photo while in front of a giant “Zaya #13″ bush wall.

In another post with Dwyane and Gabrielle, Zaya wrote, “Stronger together✊🏾 #happypride🌈”

Zaya officially turned 13 back on May 29.

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Dwyane Wade Twins With Daughter Zaya in Bright Red Hair

Dwyane Wade has switched up his look during quarantine and is twinning with daughter Zaya!

The 38-year-old former basketball star debuted his new look on social media this weekend, thanks to wife Gabrielle Union.

“@zayawade and @dwyanewade snapped,” Gabrielle shared on her Instagram Story of the two backing up in their convertible car.

Zaya debuted her own new hair color on TikTok and it seems to be a bit lighter than Dwyane‘s fiery red.

“𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑦𝑜𝑢– 𝑆𝑤𝑖𝑡𝑐ℎ 𝑖𝑡 𝑢𝑝! #𝐹𝑟𝑒𝑒 #𝑅𝑒𝑑𝐻𝑎𝑖𝑟𝐷𝑜𝑛𝑡𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑒🩸,” Dwyane added in another Instagram photo.

Check out both the video and photo below of their dad and daughter’s new hair colors!

Zaya made her debut with dad Dwayne and Gabrielle at the Better Brothers Los Angeles 6th annual Truth Awards in March.

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𝐿𝑖𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠𝑠!!!!! ##ZayaWade

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Gabrielle Union Rocks a Bikini for Poolside Photo Shoot by Zaya Wade!

Gabrielle Union has shared some great photos that were taken by her step-daughter Zaya Wade by the pool at their house!

The 47-year-old actress put her fit figure on display while wearing a bikini for the sunset photo shoot.

“Time for the Wine Down! Cheers to the weekend good people,” Gabrielle wrote on Instagram. She is seen drinking wine created by her husband Dwyane Wade‘s label D Wade Cellars. You can get your own bottle here!

After the photo shoot, Gabrielle and the family had a movie night to watch the new Amazon film Selah and the Spades.

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Zaya Wade Makes Red Carpet Debut Alongside Supportive Parents Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union!

Zaya Wade is making her red carpet debut alongside her supportive parents, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union!

The 12-year-old trans daughter of the superstar couple made her red carpet debut at the Better Brothers Los Angeles 6th annual Truth Awards at Taglyan Complex on Saturday night (March 7) in Los Angeles.

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Zaya how does that custom @richfresh feel??? Last night was a dope experience for our family. Thank you to @betterbrothersla and the #truthawards for recognizing our good friends @jasonbolden @adair_curtis with the Bussiness Leadership Award. The Truth Awards was created to recognize and highlight the accomplishments of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies. In doing so, they increase the awareness of there contributions to Society, Popular Culture and the Arts, and help refocus the lens through which they are seen. The Truth Awards also provides funding for scholarships that supports educational opportunities for youth in the LGBTQ+ community! ✊🏾🖤”,” Dwyane wrote on Instagram along with a family photo.

He also posted a sweet tribute to Zaya.

“Everyone allow her to re-introduce herself her name is Zaya Wade! Last night was Zaya’s first red carpet and we couldn’t have been prouder of how she handled the questions that were asked of her. She has emerged as one of the young faces and voices for the LGBTQ+ community. #truthawards.”

A music superstar recently came out in support of Zaya‘s transition. Find out who!

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Cardi B Defends Dwyane Wade's 12-Year-Old Trans Daughter Zaya's Transition & References Lady Gaga! (Video)

Cardi B is speaking up in defense of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union‘s daughter Zaya, who recently came out as transgender amid backlash and transphobic insults from some people, including stars like Young Thug.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper spoke out during an Instagram Story live session on Sunday (February 23).

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“I feel like people are saying that this kid is too young to transition, but it’s like, how old is too young? If you are born thinking that you are a girl in a boy’s body, how old do you have to be to keep knowing that’s who you are? That’s who you are, that’s your identity…what is the age limit to know that’s what you want to be?” she said.

She went on to explain that she watched a documentary about a young child’s transition.

“Whether the age that you pick it to be, it’s your choice…what’s the point of you being older and transitioning?” she went on to say.

“Let people find their happiness, especially kids. Let them feel comfortable doing what they want to be…a lot trans [people] that I know around me, when I ask them ‘when did you know that you wanted to change?’ They said, ‘I always felt like I was a girl. I was born like this.’ People are born like that, like the Lady Gaga song…that s–t is f–king real.”

Not all stars have been positive in their support. Find out who spoke out negatively about Zaya