UPDATED 7/27, 6:58 p.m. ET: DaBaby took to Twitter on Tuesday to once again address the homophobic comments he made at Rolling Loud Miami, writing, “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.”
He continued, “But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.”
You can read his tweets below.
DaBaby then told fans to “cheer the fuck up & be proud of who you are cuz you can’t make me feel less of myself.” He then proceeded to advertise his upcoming shows.
“Get them tickets for Friday & Saturday so I can show y’all how da fuck I get down,” he wrote.
UPDATED 3:15 p.m. ET: Following the backlash against DaBaby for his controversial comments at Rolling Loud Miami, the rapper has addressed the situation on his Instagram Story.
“I’ma address this weak-ass internet shit one time and then I’ma get back to giving my love to my fans,” he said. “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. It’s not your business. … What I do at a live show is for the audience at the live show, it’ll never translate correctly to someone looking a little five-six second clip from they goddamn crib on they phone. It just don’t work like that.”
He then proceeded to claim that the internet had “twisted up” his words. “All my fans at the show, the gay ones and the straight ones, we turned the fuck up,” he continued. “My boy had a crop-top on, front row. … Shut the fuck up, you n***as that ain’t at the show.”
Shortly after, he shared another series of posts on his Instagram Stories further addressing the situation.
“The lights went up gay or straight, you wanna know why? ‘Cause even my gay fans don’t got fucking AIDS, stupid-ass n***as,” he said. “They don’t get aids, my gay fans they take care of they self. They ain’t no nasty gay n***as, see what I’m saying? They ain’t no junkies.” He continued to go on about his “gay fans,” whom he said have “class.”
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During his performance at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday, DaBaby shared some highly questionable comments that many have since criticized as homophobic.
“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,” said the rapper during his performance. “Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
One person in the background, assumedly his DJ, added, “Let’s be real about this shit, some of y’all n****s suspect as a motherfucker.”
Twitter users were quick to criticize DaBaby for what he said, with many questioning why he felt the need to share his comments at all. At some point during the performance, the Charlotte rapper had a shoe thrown at him, although it’s not entirely clear what provoked the audience member to do so.
A fan claims it was him who threw the shoe.
These comments came during the same performance that saw him bring out Tory Lanez, who allegedly shot his former collaborator Megan Thee Stallion. He treated the moment as some sort of reveal, bringing the rapper onstage in a costume before going into “SKAT.” Moments before that, DaBaby performed his song “Cry Baby,” a collab with Megan Thee Stallion. Understandably, fans weren’t too happy about that moment, either.
Check out reactions to the clip below.