After DaBaby’s unprovoked rant at Rolling Loud last week regarding HIV/AIDS and the LGBT+ community, multiple music festivals have now pulled him from upcoming performances.
News first broke that the 29 year-old rapper would be dropped from Lollapalooza early Sunday morning, as Lolla released an official statement on their social media accounts saying: “Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight. Young Thug will now perform at 9:00pm on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, and G Herbo will perform at 4:00pm on the T-Mobile Stage.”
Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight. Young Thug will now perform at 9:00pm on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, and G Herbo will perform at 4:00pm on the T-Mobile Stage. pic.twitter.com/Mx4UiAi4FW
— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) August 1, 2021
The drop resulted in Young Thug being upgraded to the main T-Mobile stage Sunday night for a powerhouse performance, and G Herbo taking what would have been Young Thug’s earlier time slot at Bud Light.
After this, other festivals followed suit, with Governor’s Ball NYC taking to their Instagram yesterday to release the statement: “Founders Entertainment does not and will not tolerate hate or discrimination of any kind. We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make New York City the greatest city in the world. Thank you to the fans who continue to speak up for what is right. Along with you, we will continue to use our platform for good.” Although they didn’t mention DaBaby by name in the statement, he was dropped from the official lineup after the post with the accompanying caption: “Stay tuned for a lineup addition.”
Day N Vegas, planning to take place from November 12-14, announced the upcoming lineup in an IG post, wrote in the caption: “DaBaby will no longer be appearing at Day N Vegas 2021. Roddy Ricch has been added to the lineup.” Other upcoming festivals such as Austin City Limits, iHeart Radio, and Music Midtown have now all dropped the Cleveland-born rapper from their lineups as a no-tolerance reaction to his homophobic comments at Rolling Loud.
Following all of this controversy, DaBaby released a second apology statement to his Instagram account yesterday, stating that social media doesn’t allow for the opportunity to grow after past mistakes.
Twitter has taken the situation by storm, with many people clowning DaBaby for the hits he’s taking right now, while some rapper’s like T.I. and Boosie have attempted to come at his defense.
DaBaby issued DaApology and still gonna loose DaBookings pic.twitter.com/FDmCX2pUHV
— elon.jpg (@edangotwaves) August 2, 2021
Nah cuz dababy issuing that apology is so funny cuz he SWOREE he wasnt gonna apologize for shit💀 look what money make a bitch do.
— NAACP Youngboy (@kamiron_) August 2, 2021
— matt (@mattxiv) July 27, 2021
“It’s sad how y’all trying to ban artists… In ten years, it ain’t gone be normal for a kid to be straight.” pic.twitter.com/VeUgoc3Jj8
— No Jumper (@nojumper) August 2, 2021
Do you think DaBaby is unjustly being blacklisted, or is this the correct response after his poor choice of words? Let us know.