The rapper was dropped from the Lollapalooza line up at the last minute over the weekend, in the wake of his homophobic comments at his Rolling Loud Miami appearance last month.
In the wake of his homophobic comments onstage at Rolling Loud Miami, DaBaby was dropped from the line up at Lollapalooza over the weekend.
A number of other festivals, including Governers Ball and Day N Vegas, have now also dropped the rapper from their line ups.
In the wake of this, DaBaby has released a new statement apologizing for his remarks. "I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made," DaBaby wrote on Instagram.
"Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important." See his full statement on Instagram below.
The rapper made the comments during his controversial performance at Rolling Loud Miami on July 25th.
"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 to the audience. He also said, "Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up!"
The performance was also controversial due to the 'Levitating' artist bringing out Tory Lanez as a special guest, who was charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion last year after pleading not guilty in court.
Multiple artists have spoken out against DaBaby since he made the remarks. Dua Lipa, who worked with DaBaby on her remixed version of “Levitating,” addressed the topic in an Instagram Story. "I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments," she wrote.
"I really don’t recognise 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."
Elton John also spoke out against DaBaby's comments, referred to them as "HIV mistruths," adding that, "This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic." Madonna and Demi Lovato were also among those to condemn DaBaby’s statements.
Following widespread criticism, DaBaby initially responded by saying that his gay fans aren’t “nasty gay n----as” or “junkies.” He also released a new track and corresponding visual titled "Giving What It’s Supposed to Give."
The self-directed clip seemingly made two references to his Rolling Loud remarks. At one point in the video, the rapper holds up a sign that says 'AIDS.' The video ends with a message spelled out in rainbow lettering: "Don’t Fight Hate With Hate. My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you."