- 09 Aug 21
The rapper had issued the apology in the wake of homophobic comments he made during his set at Rolling Loud Miami last month.
In the wake of his homophobic comments during Rolling Loud Miami last month, Dababy posted an apology to the LGBTQ+ community on his Instagram on August 2nd.
However on Sunday, Pop Crave tweeted noting that the rapper had deleted the apology post.
"I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made," the apology post originally read.
"Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important."
DaBaby had issued the apology in the wake of major backlash to his comments during his controversial set at Rolling Loud Miami on July 25th, which led to him being dropped from the line ups of festivals like Lollapalooza, Governers Ball, Day N Vegas and iHeartRadio Music Festival.
"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!"
DaBaby has deleted his apology to the LGBTQ+ community from his Instagram account. pic.twitter.com/gOpOA8cGiz
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 8, 2021
The performance was also controversial due to the rapper 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."
Radio play for DaBaby's remix of "Levitating" have fallen drastically in the wake of the Rolling Loud Miami performance, according to a report by Billboard, and it appears that Kanye West has also removed his “Nah Nah Nah” remix with DaBaby from streaming services.
Elton John, Madonna and Demi Lovato were also among those to condemn DaBaby’s statements, however Miley Cyrus posted a more conciliatory message to the rapper on Instagram.
"As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life has been dedicated to encouraging love, acceptance, and open mindedness," she wrote, asking DaBaby to check his DMs so they can "be part of making a more just and understanding future!"