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DaBaby's Next Show Is Still On, Texas Arena 'Excited' To Host Rapper Amid Homophobic Scandal, As Only 1 Person Has Asked For Refund

Jul. 29 2021, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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DaBaby's recent remarks about the LGBTQIA+ community, people living with HIV or AIDS, and women clearly didn't offend everyone.

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The rapper's next show – scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, July 30) at Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas – is very much still on, Radar can exclusively confirm.

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We spoke with the general manager, Eric Treviño, who said he and his team were downright "excited" to host the musician amid his current controversy.

"We're excited about having the show," he told us. "The stuff that [DaBaby] said might've been different to different people, but we support every single artist of all kinds here, and we're going to continue bringing bigger and bigger artists here to Hidalgo, Texas."

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Additionally, Treviño told us he had not received any complaints and that only one person had asked for a refund.

The reason for the refund is unclear because Treviño says those requests are made through Ticketmaster and either approved or denied by the show's promoter.

"They really don't tell us why," he said.

Out of 7,000 tickets sold for DaBaby's show, Treviño said there were around 1,000 left.

He also told us there would be no changes made to the arena's security.

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DaBaby made headlines over the weekend for comments he made at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, Florida.

"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," he told the large crowd. "Ladies, if your p---y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain't sucking d--k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up."

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He doubled down in a subsequent video posted to his Instagram Story, saying, "I'm gonna address this weak-ass internet s--t one time, and then I'mma get back to giving my love to my fans, 'cause what me and my fans do at the live show, it don't concern you n---as on the internet or you bitter bitches on the internet."

The rapper said the performance in question was meant for paying concertgoers only and that clips of his comments were taken out of context. He then went on to repeat exactly what he said that caused the initial commotion.

"I said, 'If you don't got AIDS, put a cellphone lighter up,'" he told his followers. "I said, 'If you ain't suck d--k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights up.'"

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DaBaby explained that he felt the situation was more of a "call to action" than a "rant."

"All the lights went up – gay or straight – you wanna know why?" he continued. "Because 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."

"I even said, 'If you don't suck d--k in the Rolling Loud parking lot, put your cellphone lighters up.' You know what my gay fans did? Put that motherf--king light up, n---a," he went on. "'Cause my gay fans, they ain't going for that. They got class, n---a. They ain't sucking no d--k in no parking lot, n---a. You gotta get a room, a good one, five-star hotel, or wait 'til they go to the crib. ... If they a fan of me, they going for some big dog s--t. We ain't just going for nothing. Even my gay fans got standards!"

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In a bizarre attempt to perhaps justify his remarks, DaBaby made sure to note that there was a man in the front row of his show who was wearing a crop top and mouthing all the lyrics to all his songs.

Though he still has the support of a select few, the rapper has been publicly criticized by celebrities and fans alike. He was also dropped by popular clothing company boohoo, with whom he had a partnership.

He has since issued a version of an apology, but it seems to have missed the mark.

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