Boosie Badazz was intent on making his voice heard. The rapper, who was shot in his right leg while in Dallas in November, showed up in an electric wheelchair to cast his ballot in Georgia’s Senate runoff races Tuesday (Jan. 5).
The “Nasty, Nasty” rhymer filmed a brief interview about his voting experience, which he shared on Facebook with the caption, “I FINALLY BROKE MY VIRGIN VOTING #ididit #proudvoter CANT BELIEVE I DID IT #warnock.”
“My first time ever voting,” the rapper shared with the camera. “I’ve been watching the runoffs and I feel like me coming out here will inspire a lot of people to go vote. And I feel like [Reverend Raphael] Warnock’s gonna do some things that’s on my mind. … I feel like my vote will matter.”
He added that he wants to see more Black people at the polls, and was a little disappointed by the turnout he saw. “I think more African Americans need to come vote because we have it hard, I feel, as a race,” the rapper explained. “And if we’re gonna make change, we gotta vote.”
On Instagram, he also shared a video of himself heading into his polling station. “I’m looking for a change. I’m looking for a change!” he sings before saying, “If I’m voting, everybody needs to vote!”
The results of the Georgia races will determine whether the Democrats take control of the Senate, or if Republicans hold on. Democrat Warnock is facing off against junior Republican Kelly Loeffler, while Democrat Jon Ossoff is running against David Purdue, a supporter of President Donald Trump.
After news broke in mid November that he was shot, Boosie shared with fans on Facebook that he was “all right ya’ll.” He then tweeted in late November that he was out of the hospital, and that he “still got my leg.” In yet another Twitter update, he revealed that he had had two surgeries on his limb already, and would need a third.
The rapper has since kept fans updated on his recovery on social media, including videos of him doing physical therapy, and how he’s had fun by racing his son while in his wheelchair.
Watch Boosie’s interview about voting in the runoff election on his Facebook page.