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The rapper was the subject of controversy after homophobic comments he made during his set at Rolling Loud in Miam
DaBaby has announced his first live tour since he received backlash for homophobic comments he made during his set at Rolling Loud earlier this year.
“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 up,” the rapper said during his set.
“Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cell phone light up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cell phone light up.”
Several festivals dropped the rapper after the incident including Lollapalooza and Governor’s Ball in New York. He has now announced a slew of US dates presented by Rolling Loud.
“The show you thought you’d never see again,” he said in an Instagram post announcing the run of gigs. DaBaby will play shows in Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Nashville, San Diego, Los Angeles between this month and February 2022.
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50 Cent recently brought the rapper out at his Rolling Loud set during the New York leg of the event. 50 said that DaBaby will “bounce back” from the backlash and added: "Remember, they tried to cancel Chris Brown five or six times." Brown is a controversial figure due to his assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
In August, 11 organisations in HIV and AIDS prevention, education and treatment wrote an open letter to DaBaby asking for a private meeting to discuss his comments. The 29-year old attended a meeting with GLAAD, Black AIDS Institute, National Minority AIDS Council and the Southern AIDS Coalition.
The rapper — whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk — reportedly “apologised for the inaccurate and hurtful comments he made about people living with HIV” and “received our personal stories and the truth about HIV and its impact on Black and LGBTQ communities with deep respect.”
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