As Radar previously reported, DaBaby told the audience, “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.”
The Rockstar rapper wasn't done with offending and added, "Fellas, if you ain’t sucking di*k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
DaBaby was quickly criticized for spreading misinformation about people who live with HIV/AIDs. Currently, medicine allows the majority of people with the virus to live a normal life expectancy. Many were quick to come out against DaBaby explaining such homophobic comments can influence the next generation who listen to him and set society back decades when it understanding HIV/AIDs.
The day after his performance, DaBaby decided to take to Instagram Live and double down on the statements. He told his followers, "even my gay fans don't got f--king AIDS, stupid ass n---as. They don't got AIDS. My gay fans, they take care of themselves. They ain't no nasty gay n---as, see what I'm saying? They ain't no junkies on the street."
The situation spiraled from there with his response causing more uproar. As Radar previously reported, Dua Lipa was forced to address the situation after fans demanded she removes him from the remix of her hit "Levitating."
Hours later, the clothing brand Boohoo, who had a partnership with DaBaby, released a statement speaking out against the rapper. They said they condemn “the use of homophobic language” are currently reviewing their deal with him. Boohoo said they support the LGBTQ+ community despite them still keeping the rapper on for now.
As his money is now on the line, DaBaby has issues a second "apology." He said, "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."
He said he understands why people were upset. DaBaby added, "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."
DaBaby ended on a note with a shot at sponsors looking to drop him writing, "& for any brands, networks, or artists that like to profit off of black rappers influence on the culture, without understanding it or having the patience to deal with what comes with the position we play in our culture. Keep yo money next time."