Miley Cyrus is making a very public attempt at helping DaBaby as the backlash against the rapper continues to grow over his ignorant comments about those living with HIV/AIDS.
She said, "As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life has been dedicated to encouraging love, acceptance, and open-mindedness."
Miley continued, "The internet can fuel a lot of hate & anger and is the nucleus of cancel culture .. but I believe it can be a place filled with education, conversation, communication & connection."
She believes it's easier to "cancel someone" than to "find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hears and minds. There's no more room for division if we want to keep seeing progress. Knowledge is power!"
The decision to reach out to DaBaby is interesting given the majority of the industry has turned its back on him.
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The controversy started after the rapper took the stage at Rolling Loud in Miami and decided to rail against those living with HIV/AIDs. He said, "If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of the deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up.”
In the past couple of days, everyone from Elton John to Madonna has spoken out against the rapper. DaBaby's collaborator Dua Lipa even called his rant "disgusting."
Earlier this week, DaBaby posted his latest apology reading, "" 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 knew education on this is important. Love to all. God bless."