- 05 Aug 21
"It's easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hearts and minds", the 'Nothing Breaks Like A Heart' singer said.
Miley Cyrus has reached out to DaBaby in the wake of his homophobic comments at Rolling Loud festival in Miami. The rapper's onstage outburst about HIV/AIDS, women and gay people drew ire from the music community, causing him to be dropped from several festivals – including Lollapalooza.
Cyrus shared a post on her Instagram yesterday (August 4), calling for "forgiveness and compassion". She also reached out to the rapper via direct message on Instagram, hoping to “see how we can learn from each other” and “help be part of making a more just and understanding future.”
“The internet can fuel a lot of hate & anger and is the nucleus of cancel culture, ” Cyrus wrote, “but I believe it can also be a place filled with education, conversation, communication & connection.
“It’s easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hearts and minds. There’s no more room for division if we want to keep seeing progress.”
The post has received over 660, 000 likes, but there are mixed reviews coming from the comments section. DaBaby has yet to publicly respond.
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The rapper shared a second public apology last week, after his first was widely criticised. “I want to apologise to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made,” he wrote in a message on Instagram. “Again, I apologise for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I knew education on this is important.”