Dua and DaBaby have one of the biggest hit songs in the country now.
She asked DaBaby to appear on the remix to her song Levitating. For weeks, everyone was happy and making money until DaBaby decided to spew disgusting comments about the LGBTQ+ community during his set at Rolling Loud in Miami.
He took the stage to tell 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.”
DaBaby added, “Fellas, if you ain’t sucking di*k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.” The backlash against him was quick and fans started demanding Dua remove the remix from streaming services.
Instead, the singer decided not to take action and released a public statement about being horrified. She said, “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby‘s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with.”
The problem is Dua has not taken the song off iTunes or Spotify and her statement feels hollow despite her claiming to support the LGBTQ+ community.
Dua's response clearly ruffled DaBaby's feathers and the sensitive rapper felt the need to get petty on social media. He started liking a series of tweets that called Dua out.
One tweet Dababy liked read, "It's funny how @DUALIPA song levitating is only number 1 because @DaBabyDaBaby is on it. You're welcome. Because I deada-s only heard of you because of Dababy."
Another tweet he liked sarcastically asked, "Patiently waiting for @DUALIPA to pull her song with @DaBabyDaBaby off streaming services."
"@DUALIPA soooo when you gonna remove that remix with @DaBabyDaBaby ?! We waiting …," the third read.
DaBaby is clearly in his feelings about Dua rightfully called him out his ignorant comments about those living with HIV. Dua wasn't even the only person to take him on.
The legendary Elton John, who has fought for LGBTQ+ rights his whole life, said today, "HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry. We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it."