DaBaby Removed From ACL, iHeartRadio, and Midtown Music Festival Lineups Following Homophobic Remarks

DaBaby has been pulled from more festivals following homophobic remarks he made at Rolling Loud Miami, with Austin City Limits and iHeartRadio being the latest.


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DaBaby’s career is continuing to be impacted by his recent words.

The rapper has been dropped by three more festivals, Austin City Limits, iHeartRadio and Midtown Music, following homophobic remarks he made at Rolling Loud Miami.

iHeartradio also issued a statement to Rolling Stone, saying, “DaBaby will no longer be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Stage.” None of the festivals expressly stated that his comments are the reason behind his removal.

Governors Ball and Day N Vegas dropped DaBaby right before ACL, Midtown Music, and iHeartRadio announced their lineup changes. Lollapalooza also dropped the rapper at the last minute this past weekend, and he’s been uninvited to perform at the Can’t Wait: Live! benefit concert in Philadelphia and Manchester, England’s Parklife Festival, though the fest later said it wasn’t because of DaBaby’s comments.

Colorado radio station KS 107.5 also canceled its Summer Jam event while citing DaBaby’s controversy. “In light of various factors, including DaBaby’s recent comments, along with our concert partners, we have chosen to cancel this year’s Summer Jam,” the station stated.

On Monday, the Blame It on Baby artist attempted to rectify the situation once again, releasing a statement online apologizing “for the hurtful and triggering comments I made.” The apology didn’t quite land, particularly since the statement opened with him talking about “people I know publicly working against me,” among other things.

He previously shared other apologies, which also didn’t seem entirely remorseful. “My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you,” he said in a video.

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