DaBaby has been national news since July 25 when he went on an unsolicited diatribe during his Rolling Loud Miami set many perceived to be both homophobic and sexist. Like dominos, DaBaby’s scheduled festival performances have been crashing left and right — from Lollapalooza 2021 and the Governor’s Ball to Day N Vegas.
DaBaby also announced that he will not be doing his headline act at the KS 107.5 Summer Jam in Denver, Colorado. The organizers of the Fiddler on the Roof event were dismayed by DaBaby’s statements, according to 9 News, and published a statement explaining why they chose to cancel the event.
” In light of various factors, including DaBaby’s recent comments, along with our concert partners, we have chosen to cancel this year’s Summer Jam,” the statement read. “We look forward to working on Summer Jam lineups for years to come with our love of music and each other.”
DaBaby’s original remarks targeted HIV/AIDS-positive men and women, resulting in a barrage of condemnation.
“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 added, “Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
Many celebrities, including Madonna, Elton John, Questlove of The Roots, CHIKA, and DaBaby’s “Levitating” partner Dua Lipa, have criticized the KIRK rapper for his callous statements.
DaBaby has now apologized – twice — but each “I’m sorry” appeared to exacerbate the problem.
“Anybody who done ever been affected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset,” he tweeted on July 27. “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.”
Following the cancellation of Day N Vegas, he said, “I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important.”
However, it appears that his efforts were in vain. Anyone who purchased Summer Jam tickets in Colorado will get a refund from the place of purchase.