North Carolina rapper DaBaby might be welcomed back into the spotlight courtesy of help from pop superstar Miley Cyrus. The popular crooner has stepped up to weigh-in on the drama surrounding him following still-controversial comments made at Rolling Loud Miami.
Miley went to her Instagram page to keep things 100 on Baby’s situation. She encouraged him to check his direct messages and let her school him on understanding the LGBTQIA+ community.
“@DaBaby check your DMS – would love to talk and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of making a more just and understanding future! For more info @greaterthanaids is a great resource! 🌈💕 @happyhippiefdn”
Earlier this week, Baby finally caved in and kept things 100 following backlash he received since making anti-gay remarks at last month’s Rolling Loud Miami festival. DB shared a message explaining why he was remorseful if his words and comments touched people the wrong way.
“Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes. As a man who has to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me— knowing that what I needed was education on these topics and guidance— has been challenging. I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education, and resources. That’s what I needed and it was received.”
Baby specifically called out to the LGBTQ+ community to make sure his words were felt.
“I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless. – DaBaby”
Pop icon Madonna was just one of the many other members of the music industry which chose to speak out. DaBaby’s “Levitating” collaborator, Dua Lipa released a statement and unfollowed him. The Roots frontman, QuestLove and music great Elton John also shared responses in which they attempted to educate Baby and others on the harm of such offensive comments.
“A message to DaBaby – if you’re going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ community about HIV/AIDS then know your facts: After decades of hard won scientific research— there are now life saving medicines available to children born with HIV, to people who contract HIV through blood transfusions, dirty needles or exchange of bodily fluids. These new ARV’s can keep a person with AIDS alive for the rest of their lives!!! AID’s is not transmitted by standing next to someone in a crowd. I want to put my cellphone lighter up and pray for your ignorance, No one dies of AIDS in 2 or 3 weeks anymore. Thank God 🙏. And your sexist remarks about Ladies who’s pussies need to smell like water only encourage more discrimination against women who fight daily against the oppression of living under the constraints of the Male Gaze. People like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear. All Human beings should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or religious beliefs. AMEN. @dababy.”
DaBaby initially seemed to be unbothered by everyone’s comments. In fact he took the time to let people know that he has no idea who QuestLove even is and remarked that all of these comments wouldn’t stop people from “f*cking with the INFLUENCE”. Only time will tell.
DaBaby will be missing out on a major bag. One of his biggest sponsors canceled on him in light of offensive comments he made at Rolling Loud.
Less than two months after DaBaby’s clothing line with boohooMan was announced, the company has canceled the collection. They will no longer be working with him in light of the remarks he made regarding HIV/AIDS and homosexuals on stage at Rolling Loud.
boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language 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 any form.