BoohooMan No Longer Working With DaBaby Following Homophobic Comments

Less than a month after debuting a collaboration with DaBaby, boohooMAN has split from the rapper following homophobic comments he made at Rolling Loud Miami.


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Less than a month after the arrival of DaBaby’s collaboration with boohooMAN for a summer collection, the brand has split with the rapper following homophobic comments made at Rolling Loud Miami.

During his performance at the music festival on Sunday, DaBaby shared offensive comments that were widely criticized. He promptly shared a number of responses to the backlash, mostly dodging the controversy by stating that he loves his “gay fans.” He admitted his comments were “insensitive,” but stressed that he had “no intentions on offending anybody.” 

In a statement shared on social media, boohooMAN condemned DaBaby’s comments. His first collaboration with the fashion brand was a 100-piece limited edition collection, which dropped on June 30. 

“boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby,” the statement reads. “Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe. We stand by and support the LGBTQ+ community, and do not tolerate any hate speech or discrimination in any form.”

DaBaby faced backlash this week after video of his highly questionable comments regarding HIV and AIDS—among other things—surfaced online.

“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 said during his Rolling Loud 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.”

Dua Lipa, who collaborated with the rapper on the song “Levitating,” said she was “surprised and horrified” by the rapper’s comments on Tuesday. “We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

Upon addressing the backlash further on Tuesday, DaBaby premptively responded to “any brands, networks, or artists” criticizing him for his comments. “Keep yo money next time,” he wrote, accusing people of profitting “off of black rappers influence on the culture.”

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