DaBaby has decided to switch things up and become an R&B singer after claiming he was “canceled” from rap music. Well, at least that’s what he told his young daughter.
The ‘Levitating’ rapper shared a hilarious video on social media of himself singing J. Cole and Miguel’s ‘Power Trip’ to his toddler daughter with a caption about shaking up his music career. “They done canceled yo daddy twin,” DaBaby said.
He continued, “I’m switching to R&B. F— a rap.”
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Obviously, the rapper is joking — but it bubbles up the real emotions about being dropped from several festivals this summer due to his homophobic remarks during the Rolling Loud Festival.
DaBaby Canceled From Several Summer Festivals
As we reported, in the aftermath of his widely condemned remarks about gay people and HIV/AIDS during Rolling Loud, the rapper has been dropped from several live music events who say they no longer want anything to do with him. According to Billboard, DaBaby promised organizers at SEVEN different music festivals that he would record an apology video to be played ahead of his set at Lollapalooza.
The problem, the festival along with several others dropped the rapper after he failed to keep his word.
As you know, just hours before he was scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza, they pulled him citing values of “diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight, a statement read.
DaBaby had previously apologized for his behavior and “hurtful” words but removed the message from his social media pages at a later date. “I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made,” the rapper wrote. Adding, “Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important.”
At the time, DaBaby criticized people who immediately held him accountable for his actions, saying, “Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate and learn from your mistakes.”
He continued, “As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me — knowing that what I needed was an education on these topics and guidance — has been challenging. I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education, and resources. That’s what I needed and it was received.”
At this point, the rapper is joking about stopping rap music, although it is going to be a rough road back to prominence that he once held in the industry. Plus, many musicians make a majority of their yearly earnings on performing live at major concerts like festivals.