American rapper DaBaby, has been faced with a series of backlash since he blurted out homophobic comments on a live stage. He also made an offensive statement about people living with HIV that did not resonate well with fans worldwide, especially people representing the LGBTQ+ community.
Furthermore, some celebrities slammed the rapper for his insensitive comments and attack that was in every instance uncalled for.
When he could no longer handle the backlashes, DaBaby decided to tender an apology to his fans via social media, but an ounce of remorse was missing from the equation which further intensified the backlash against the rapper.
While some fans are terming him homophobic, others simply wrote online that the rapper is rude, and called for him to be cancelled immediately.
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DaBaby Apologizes For Rude Comments On Stage
If any fan was hoping to feel better after seeing DaBaby’s apology, there’s a huge chance that he or she feels a hundred percent worse than before.
Taking to his Twitter page recently, the rapper addressed his words about the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV, at the Rolling Loud concert in a couple of tweets.
if ‘our business is our business’ then why are you talking about men giving blow jobs and being degrading while you’re on stage you absolute deranged rat
— joshua (@joshcharles_21) July 27, 2021
“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,” the rapper wrote on his Twitter page.
This apology immediately went viral as Twitter users in the comment section continued to slam the rapper, telling him that he was not remorseful about his actions. Many also noted that he refused to acknowledge the wrong statements he made about women.
Rapper T.I Takes DaBaby’s Side In Recent Backlash
Social media users came to the conclusion that DaBaby would never see the errors of his ways, neither would he feel remorse as long as people are backing him up, irrespective of the hurt he has caused across certain communities.
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Aside from some of his loyal fans, his colleague and co-rapper, T.I. also showed support for the rapper on via an Instagram video. He started off by saying that social media is a confused place, and that he respects gay as well as heterosexual people.
However, the rapper insisted that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, and that is the right DaBaby exercised on stage. The video attracted over $1.6 million views and thousands of comments filled with mixed reactions.
One user wrote; “Tip.. you’re an intelligent guy. You know the difference between freedom of speech and hate speech. It wasn’t an accurate comparison.”
Another Instagram user said; “I just would love to know when did disagreeing or disliking something become “bashing”?! Like what🤔🧐 they’re way too one sided.”
Elton John’s Message To DaBaby
Social media is still trying to recover from the incident, and celebrities like Elton John, who boldly identifies with the LGBTQ+ community, called out DaBaby’s behavior, precisely his comment that HIV people cannot live well.
John noted that such information was untrue and hurtful to people living with the virus. He went on to say that anyone who has been diagnosed with HIV can successfully live a full and healthy life. Furthermore, the singer spoke on certain stigmas that are often associated with HIV and homosexuality, which proves that the world has a long way to go in educating themselves on certain issues. Hopefully, it starts with DaBaby.
Contrary to the ancient belief that only gay people contract HIV, the virus can be gotten through numerous ways, many of which do not involve forms of sexual activities. In John’s opinion, if DaBaby knew this much, he would not have said come at gay people for no reason.
Social Media Push For Dua Lipa To Cut DaBaby
Another celebrity who also condemned DaBaby’s words was “Break My Heart” singer, Dua Lipa. The duo collaborated on the remix version of one of her latest songs titled “Levitating.”
Back handed af and how is dua a culture Vulture ? She collabed with you on a song that had so much push and promotion that would benefit your career. Your fans may be homophobic and it may benefit you but the person get the most backlash is dua just because your on her song
— Dantai (@ButterFlop_ink8) July 27, 2021
She revealed via her social media page that the rapper’s words were horrifying, and that she could not fathom the fact that they ever worked together.
“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 and Aids,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
Dua Lipa is so beautiful i love her so much, this song is so nice pic.twitter.com/73dPCugncb
— nic 🇵🇪 (@iG4RDEN94) July 29, 2021
Social media fans begged Lipa to cut DaBaby’s lyrics out of her song, and pick someone else to take his place. American singer and songwriter, Virctoria Monét opted to take over the rapper’s place in the song, and do a better job at that.