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Were DaBaby’s Comments Homophobic? Rapper Engulfed in Controversy after Rolling Loud Rant

Were DaBaby’s Comments Homophobic? Rapper Engulfed in Controversy after Rolling Loud Rant

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Were DaBaby’s Comments Homophobic? Rapper Engulfed in Controversy after Rolling Loud Rant

DaBaby’s controversial Rolling Loud performance has landed him in even deeper hot water, as social media explodes over his seemingly offensive and unprovoked rant about HIV/AIDS in relation to the gay community. 

During the 29 year-old rapper’s set on Sunday night, he told his audience “If you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cell phone light in the air… Fellas, if you ain’t sucking a nigga dick in the parking lot put your cellphone light in the air.”

The backlash after this rant is already hurting the Cleveland-born rapper’s takeoff career, with boohooMan officially pulling out of a previously upcoming clothing line collaboration less than two months after it was announced. In an official statement released this morning via Instagram, boohooMan wrote, “boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby,” wrote the retailer on Instagram. “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.”

Even former collaborators have spoken out condemning the rapper’s actions, including pop star Dua Lipa who worked with DaBaby on her ‘Levitating’ Remix hit. Lipa took to her Instagram story to address the situation, writing “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS”


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From the other side, fellow rapper T.I. took to DaBaby’s defense, saying “If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people like DaBaby who gonna speak their truth,” T.I. said on Instagram. “Ain’t nothing wrong with none of it. It ain’t got to be no hate. It’s all honesty. Everybody living in their truth.”

Since the eruption over his comments, DaBaby had attempted to clarify what he said in an Instagram story video saying that his rant was a “call to action” and believes his gay fans aren’t “nasty gay niggas” or “junkies,” after which he continued to express his frustration with the public’s “digestion” of his words on Twitter. Ultimately he tweeted out a public apology, specifically to those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

Do you think DaBaby’s rant was homophobic, or just simply random and uncalled for? Let us know!

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Were DaBaby’s Comments Homophobic? Rapper Engulfed in Controversy after Rolling Loud Rant

DaBaby’s controversial Rolling Loud performance has landed him in even deeper hot water, as social media explodes over his seemingly offensive and unprovoked rant about HIV/AIDS in relation to the gay community. 

During the 29 year-old rapper’s set on Sunday night, he told his audience “If you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cell phone light in the air… Fellas, if you ain’t sucking a nigga dick in the parking lot put your cellphone light in the air.”

The backlash after this rant is already hurting the Cleveland-born rapper’s takeoff career, with boohooMan officially pulling out of a previously upcoming clothing line collaboration less than two months after it was announced. In an official statement released this morning via Instagram, boohooMan wrote, “boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby,” wrote the retailer on Instagram. “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.”

Even former collaborators have spoken out condemning the rapper’s actions, including pop star Dua Lipa who worked with DaBaby on her ‘Levitating’ Remix hit. Lipa took to her Instagram story to address the situation, writing “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS”


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From the other side, fellow rapper T.I. took to DaBaby’s defense, saying “If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people like DaBaby who gonna speak their truth,” T.I. said on Instagram. “Ain’t nothing wrong with none of it. It ain’t got to be no hate. It’s all honesty. Everybody living in their truth.”

Since the eruption over his comments, DaBaby had attempted to clarify what he said in an Instagram story video saying that his rant was a “call to action” and believes his gay fans aren’t “nasty gay niggas” or “junkies,” after which he continued to express his frustration with the public’s “digestion” of his words on Twitter. Ultimately he tweeted out a public apology, specifically to those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

Do you think DaBaby’s rant was homophobic, or just simply random and uncalled for? Let us know!

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