LSU’s Boosie Badazz and Jasmine Carson
The LSU Tigers women’s basketball team triumphed over the Iowa Hawkeyes yesterday (April 2) to give the team its first-ever NCAA tournament victory. Fans in Louisiana and across the country were thrilled with the results, including Pelican State’s Boosie Badazz.
Boosie took to Instagram yesterday (April 2) to share his well wishes with the Tigers and take a look at how he celebrated the win. He went outside to his home basketball court and began cutting up sections of the nets – a common tradition for winning teams. “Happy Birthday from all of us!!!” He captioned the post seen below.
Reactions to Boosie’s celebration were quick. “This man Boosie is cutting up the basketball nets at his house bruh,” a Twitter user shared alongside a video, which can be seen below. “He acts like he won the championship.”
In response, another Twitter user pointed out that whether people realize it or not, Boosie was a part of LSU’s road to victory. The team, led by guard and aspiring rapper Flau’jae Johnson, played and rapped in the dressing room to Boosie’s 2006 hit “Set It Off.” See the clip below.
Boosie was thrilled with the game as the Tigers beat the Hawkeyes. He cheered for guard Jasmine Carson, whom he dubbed “LSU Ice Spice” because of her colorful hair, and called her “the truth.” And when referring to Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, he fooled the player by calling out basketball icon Larry Bird’s name.
“They’re dead, they’re dead, they’re dead!” repeated the Baton Rouge-bred MC while donning an Odell Beckham Jr. LSU football jersey. “Larry Bird, come and get your daughter. Larry Bird, come and get your daughter. They’re dead. Larry Bird, come and get your damn daughter!”
With talented players in their ranks, including sophomore Angel Reese, LSU could be a candidate for a repeat at next year’s championship. In doing so, they would certainly have Boosie’s support.