Back in July, DaBaby was heavily canceled on social media after making anti-LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS comments at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami. The Charlotte rapper made incentive questions, in asking fans if they didn’t come to the festival with HIV or AIDS, or if they “sucked d–k” in the parking lot.
“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 cellphone lighter up. My gay fans, they take care of theyself, they ain’t going for that…they ain’t no junkies. I said if you ain’t sucking d*ck in the parking lot, put your cellphone light up. You know what my gay fans did? Put that motherf—n light up.My gay fans ain’t going for that. They got class.”
It looks like DaBaby is under fire again, and Twitter is ripping him a new one. During his performance at Rolling Loud Music Festival, the “Suge” rapper made questionable comments about gay men, and HIV/AIDS. The rapper said during his pic.twitter.com/jLeGrTvXdc
— Onsite! Tv (@Its_Onsite) July 26, 2021
DaBaby Criticized By HIV/AIDS Organizations
Following DaBaby’s backlash online, he decided to meet with various HIV/AIDs organizations, to become better educated, on these topics. There appeared to be significant progress, but now, it appears that DaBaby hasn’t even kept in contact, with these organizations. This comes after he met with nine of them.
According to The Daily Beast, the Positive Women’s Network, the Black AIDS Institute and the Normal Anomaly Initiative, have all claimed that DaBaby hasn’t contacted them since their meetings, and hasn’t donated, at all. This report was revealed on Wednesday, which is also World AIDS Day.
“The onus is now on him, if he chooses to, to convert his misinformation into ally-ship by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people of color-led HIV organizations,” said Black AIDS Institute member Pavni Guharoy.
DaBaby Originally Made Less-Than-Sincere Apology
Following DaBaby’s criticism online, he took to Twitter to address the situation. This didn’t seem very sincere to many, as he told the LGBTQ community, “I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.”
“Anybody who done ever been effected 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 But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business. I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air y’all start a million man March. I told you y’all digested that wrong but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed. Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black ass…YA NOT.”
DaBaby Was Dropped By Major Festivals
After DaBaby made his comments at Rolling Loud, it also costed him a lot of money. He went on to be dropped by over 10 festivals, which included Day N Vegas, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.
Baby was supposedly set to perform at Lollapalooza, after recording an apology video, but that was never sent to the festival, so he ended up getting dropped, from the lineup.