- 28 Jul 21
DaBaby made the comments during his already controversial Rolling Loud Miami set.
Dua Lipa has said she is "surprised and horrified" by the homophobic comments made by DaBaby during his set at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday (July 25).
Lipa, who collaborated with the rapper on the hit track 'Levitating', wrote her response on her Instagram story, “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.”
The reaction comes after DaBaby addressed the crowd during his Miami set, “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 began.
“Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up!”
After widespread criticism, the rapper said that his gay fans aren’t “nasty gay n---as” or “junkies”.
DaBaby also addressed the controversy on Twitter: “Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody, so my apologies,” he wrote. “But the LGBT community... I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.”
Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies 🙏🏾
But the LGBT community... I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021
The rapper's Rolling Loud Miami set has drawn a lot of controversy. The musician had a shoe thrown at him from the crowd after he brought Tory Lanez on stage as a special guest right after a performance by Megan Thee Stallion.
Lanez was charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion last year and pleaded not guilty to assault with a semiautomatic handgun in court.
DaBaby drew criticism from Stallion earlier this year for his association with Lanez.
"Support me in private and publicly do something different...these industry men are very strange," she tweeted in June. "This situation ain’t no damn 'beef' and I really wish people would stop down playing it like it’s some internet shit for likes and retweets."