THE DABABY saga continues after making “homophobic” comments on stage during his Rolling Loud concert set.
The rapper has been widely condemned online for comments he made during a performance on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
What homophobic comments did DaBaby make at Rolling loud?
DaBaby is getting slammed for going on an explicit rant regarding HIV and “sucking d**k.”
During his set at the Miami, Florida festival, DaBaby said: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, then put your cellphone light up.
“Ladies, if your p***y smell like water, put a cellphone light them up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d**k in the parking lot put your cellphone light up. Keep it real.”
The rapper has since been dragged for spreading misinformation about HIV and AIDS, alongside stigmatizing the illness.
What backlash has DaBaby received?
Many fans and celebrities have taken to social media to voice their concerns with DaBaby’s comments.
Dua Lipa – who worked with Dababy on her 2020 ‘Levitating’ remix – said in a post to her Instagram Story: “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with.
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Demi Lovato, Elton John, Chris Brown, and Lil Nas X have all also chimed in.
As a result of the comments, DaBaby was also dropped from his performances at Lollapalooza and the 2021 Governors Ball.
“Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love,” the organizers tweeted on August 1, 2021.
“With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight.”
He was also dropped from a benefit concert for the Working Families Party that he was supposed to headline along with Saweetie and Wyclef Jean.
Did DaBaby apologize for his remarks?
Following backlash and canceled appearances, DaBaby has issued an apology for his comments.
“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,” DaBaby wrote on Instagram.
“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 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,” he continued.
“I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless.”
His apology comes after originally defending his remarks back on July 26, 2021.
On August 8, it appeared that the DaBaby deleted his Instagram apology just six days after he put up the post.
What did Dave Chappelle say about DaBaby?
In his final installment of a series of Nextflix specials, titled The Closer, Dave Chappelle joked that he wanted to “negotiate the release of DaBaby” with the LGBTQ community.
Chappelle said that DaBaby “punched the LGBTQ community right in the AIDS” with his controversial comments.
He also stated that DaBaby shot and killed a man in 2018, claiming self-defense, but that he felt his action was not taken as seriously as his homophobic comments.
“Nothing bad happened to his career” after that incident, the comedian continued.
“Do you see where I’m going with this?” Chappelle asked.
In America, he said, shooting a man to death is fine, but “you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings.”
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