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Rapper DaBaby gets called out for homophobic remarks |2021

One of the biggest rapper of the current time, DaBaby, is under fire for making some comments on HIV/AIDS and homophobic remarks on one of his recent shows. Since then, he has been under the radar and is receiving a lot of backlash. Let us see what this is about.

On Sunday, the 29 year old rapper performed at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in Miami, and between the performance he made some comments regarding the HIV/AIDS and LGBT+ community, which was not well received by a lot of fans and other music artists, and hence he has been openly called out by many.


During the performance he said, “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 lighter up. Ladies, if your p*ssy smell like water, put your cell phone up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d*ck in the parking lot, put your cell phone lighter up.”

These words were not taken easily by the fans, and hence someone threw Adidas shoes at him while he was on the stage. However, he dodged it and angrily said, “Who the f*ck threw that motherf*cking busted a** goddamn Adidas?”

To clarify all the backlash, DaBaby took his Instagram story to respond saying, “I said, ‘If you don’t got AIDS, put a cell phone lighter up’. I said, ‘If you ain’t suck d*ck in the parking lot, put your cell phone lights up.’” He continued, “All the lights went up – gay or staright – you wanna know why? Because even my gay fans don’t got f*cking AIDS, stupid a** n*****. They don’t got AIDS. My gay fans, they take care of themselves. They ain’t no nasty gay n*****, see what I am saying? They ain’t no junkies on the street.”

But things got even worse for him, when this clarification was not well received by a lot of people, and some A-lister celebrities called him out.

Dua Lipa, with whom he worked in the remix version of her song “Levitating”, which also peaked at number 2 in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, took to her Instagram story and expressed how horrified she was after knowing what DaBaby said. She writes:
“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognise this as the person I worked with. 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.” It also looks like she has unfollowed the rapper.

Demi Lovato, who just came out as non-binary and has been very vocal regarding the LGBTQ+ community, also came out to talk about this issue sharing some of the pictures with messages that reads, “HIV is not a gay disease”, and some insights regarding it.

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One of legendary singers, Elton John, also took to his Instagram to share the facts regarding HIV/AIDS. He posted a picture that writes:
“HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry. We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it.
As musicians, it’s our job to bring people together.”

Under the post he writes:
“We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show. This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world need to fight the AIDS epidemic.

The facts are:

  • HIV has affected over 70 million people globally; men, women, children and the most vulnerable people in our communities.
  • In America, a gay black man has a 50% lifetime chance of contracting HIV. Stigma and shame around HIV and homosexuality is a huge driver of this vulnerability. We need to break down the myths and judgements and not fuel these.
  • You can live a long and healthy life with HIV. Treatment is so advanced that with one pill a day, HIV can become undetectable in your body so you can’t pass it onto other people.
  • Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place in our society and industry and as musicians, we must spread compassion and love for the most marginalised people in our communities. A musician’s job is to bring people together.”
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This post has been liked by Friends fame actress Courteney Cox, and also by “We Don’t Talk Anymore” singer Charlie Puth.

Social media influencer Matt Bernstein was the first one to share about this tagging DaBaby in the caption. It was their post that Demi Lovato, and a news sharing social media account ‘Impact’ reshared. This post on ‘Impact’ has also been liked by singer Ariana Grande.

Demi also wrote under their post with the caption, which was first said by Bernstein, “hot people listen to the original version of levitating”, referencing Dua Lipa’s original version of “Levitating

Victoria Monet, who collaborated with Ariana Grande in her song “Monopoly” took to her Twitter, where she retweeted the news about what Dua Lipa said about this issue writing, “If she would like to replace DaBaby’s verse on levitating I’m totally available”.

DaBaby also took to his twitter to further defend himself writing:
“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 a**… YA NOT”.

His another tweet reads:
“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.”

Both these tweets have not been well received and some people have started to cancel him.

Amid all of these controversies, DaBaby released a new song called “Giving What It’s Supposed To Give”.

Some fans also noticed that “Wrecking Ball” singer Miley Cyrus, and “Best Friend” singer Saweetie has also unfollowed DaBaby on Instagram.

Brands like BoohooMAN also cut DaBaby off their deal, and condemned the rapper’s remarks writing:
“boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic langauge 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 amy form.”

Even after all this, American rapper T.I. defended DaBaby writing, “If Lil Nas X can kick his sh*t in peace… so should dababy #equality”.

So this basically translates to, “If Lil Nas X can be openly gay, why can’t DaBaby be openly homophobic?”

What do you think about the remarks made by DaBaby? Do let us know what you think.


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