DaBaby is holding his head high while some of the world is trying to kick him down.
The “Rockstar” rapper was criticized for comments he made during his Rolling Loud Miami set and it upset some people.
During the performance, the Charlotte rapper born Jonathan Kirk not only brought controversial artist Tory Lanez on stage but made some truly bizarre and offensive comments about queer people, as well as those living with HIV and AIDS.
“If you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cell phone light in the air,” he said. “Ladies, if your pussy smells like water, put a cell phone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t suck a n-gga dick in the parking lot, put your cell phone lights in the air. Keep it fucking real.”
Take a look at the video:
A day or so later, DaBaby spoke out.
In a string of tweets, he admitted the remarks about sexually transmitted diseases were “insensitive,” while also criticizing brands and companies that “profit off Black rappers’ influence on the culture,” and hyping up his own upcoming tour dates.
“Anybody who done ever been effected [sic] by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies,” he wrote, though not without a cryptic follow-up. “But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. Y’all business is y’all business.”
DaBaby spoke on it further when he dropped his music video for “Giving What It’s Suppose To Give.” In the end he wrote a message saying:
Shortly after, Fashion brand boohooMAN announced they’re ending their contract with the rapper. The company had partnered with DaBaby on a 100-piece summer collection that launched June 30. The “live show killa” was also removed this year’s Parklife Festival in Manchester, England. In the latest report, he was taken off the Lollapalooza lineup in Chicago.
DaBaby seemingly responded by posting this video in his Instagram stories. Take a look:
Billboard broke everything down in detail.