North Carolina rapper DaBaby is hoping people didn’t log off for the day. The hip-hop star has stepped forward to speak out and officially apologize following backlash he has received since making homophobic comments during a Rolling Loud Miami performance.
DaBaby Officially Apologizes After Everyone Canceled Him
After initially resisting, Baby finally caved in and kept things 100. DB shared a message explaining why he is remorseful if his words and comments touched people the wrong way.
“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. As a man who has 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.”
Baby specifically called out to the LGBTQ+ community to make sure his words were felt.
“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. – DaBaby”
Madonna Speaks Out About DaBaby’s Derogatory Comments
Pop icon Madonna was just one of the many other members of the music industry which chose to speak out. DaBaby’s “Levitating” collaborator, Dua Lipa released a statement and unfollowed him. The Roots frontman, QuestLove and music great Elton John also shared responses in which they attempted to educate Baby and others on the harm of such offensive comments.
“A message to DaBaby – if you’re going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ community about HIV/AIDS then know your facts: After decades of hard won scientific research— there are now life saving medicines available to children born with HIV, to people who contract HIV through blood transfusions, dirty needles or exchange of bodily fluids. These new ARV’s can keep a person with AIDS alive for the rest of their lives!!! AID’s is not transmitted by standing next to someone in a crowd. I want to put my cellphone lighter up and pray for your ignorance, No one dies of AIDS in 2 or 3 weeks anymore. Thank God 🙏. And your sexist remarks about Ladies who’s pussies need to smell like water only encourage more discrimination against women who fight daily against the oppression of living under the constraints of the Male Gaze. People like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear. All Human beings should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or religious beliefs. AMEN. @dababy.”
DaBaby initially seemed to be unbothered by everyone’s comments. In fact he took the time to let people know that he has no idea who QuestLove even is and remarked that all of these comments wouldn’t stop people from “f*cking with the INFLUENCE”. Only time will tell.
DaBaby Loses boohooMan Line
DaBaby will be missing out on a major bag. One of his biggest sponsors canceled on him in light of offensive comments he made at Rolling Loud.
Less than two months after DaBaby’s clothing line with boohooMan was announced, the company has canceled the collection. They will no longer be working with him in light of the remarks he made regarding HIV/AIDS and homosexuals on stage at Rolling Loud.
boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby. Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe. We stand by and support the LGBTQ+ community, and do not tolerate any hate speech or discrimination in any form.
Amber Rose Takes A Stand Against DaBaby + T.I. After Homophobic Comments
Model and activist Amber Rose is using her platform to stand up for the LGBTQ+ community after Baby and Atlanta trap legend T.I.‘s speculated anti-gay comments rattle the Internet.
DaBaby’s Rolling Loud Miami performance last month was one of the most memorable for several different reasons, good and bad. One of the most discussed moments of the performance was his impromptu speech he delivered on-stage.
Once the Internet caught hold of the video footage from the performance many were up in arms. T.I. took this chance to rush to DaBaby’s defense and express his own opinions. In an Instagram comment, T.I. said DaBaby should be able to “kick his sh*t in peace” comparing what DaBaby said during his performance to openly gay rapper Lil Nas X.
“If Lil Nas X can kick his sh*t in peace… so should dababy [shrugging emoji] #equality.”
This only further fueled flames causing more celebrities to step in. Amber Rose, a known supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, used her Instagram story to express her disappointment with the comments of both rappers and with homophobia in the hip hop community in general.
“What in the homophobia??? Y’all are so mad that @lilnasx is f***ing winning! To be this homophobic feels like they are battling something internally. This is not equality this is hatred. Period…I stand with the LGBTQ Community. We should all feel safe at a concert no matter what our status is, who we love or who we wanna give head to. I literally do not understand the logic behind ‘Straight men can have freedom of speech too’ it’s giving ALL lives matter. when you are referring to a marginalized group of people in a hateful and spewing homophobia it is literally just f***ing wrong. A lot of white people do this to black people when it comes to racism. Not all white people but a lot. And we sit and get so upset Yet we condone homophobia??? I’m so confused. Make it make sense”