The singer and rapper worked together on her hit song, “Levitating,” which is on her album, “Future Nostalgia.”
Over the weekend, Rolling Loud music festival took place in Miami, Florida.
Rolling Loud is considered “the largest hip-hop music festival in the world.” Artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Post Malone have all performed at the festival.
Well, DaBaby had some choice words about HIV/AIDS during his performance this past weekend, and it is not sitting with Dua or many other fans for that matter.
According to the BBC, DaBaby reportedly told everyone in the audience to put up their cell phone lights except the concertgoers who were HIV-positive or were gay men who had sex in car parks.
The rapper also made claims that HIV will “make you die in two or three weeks.”
Contrary to DaBaby’s belief, medicine that helps control HIV and maintain the virus has been around for decades. Many people living with HIV have lived long, happy and healthy lives thanks to the modern medication.
DaBaby wasn’t the only person touting misinformation. T.I. also supported what DaBaby said and even claimed that if f Lil Nas X – who regularly asserts his sexuality onstage – was able to say and do as he liked, then DaBaby should be able to do the same.
DaBaby this is weird to say?? Wth. pic.twitter.com/MDBQEZ2NsA
— ➰ᴺᴹ (@KingSeanSwae) July 26, 2021
Dua responded to his claims on her Instagram story on Tuesday, July 27.
She wrote, “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with.” Dua’s note continued, “I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
Many others sided with Dua’s thoughts on Twitter.
One fan wants DaBaby canceled writing, “HIV/AIDS & Sucking D*** in the parking lot is what @DaBabyDaBaby think is a Gay people thing. Stigma and discrimination are major challenges people still face in this world today. Gay or Straight. This is what @RollingLoud Supports. #cancelDaBaby.”
DaBaby reacted to the backlash and in a video reposted by The Jasmine Brand he said, “What me and my fans do at the live show it don’t concern you on the Internet or you bitter b****es on the Internet.”
He then claimed people on the Internet twisted up his words.
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“All of my fans at the show, the gay ones and the straight ones, we turn the f*** up,” DaBaby added.
Needless to say, his defense to the backlash didn’t go over well with fans and they continued to drag him.
One fan wrote, “Dababy getting on his story to try and explain what he said at rolling loud by saying that his gay fans don’t have aids because they aren’t nasty and they aren’t junkies doesn’t actually minimize what he said. Instead, it fuels the stigma surrounding people who have HIV/AIDS.”