DaBaby’s Rolling Loud comments got him booted off the Lollapalooza lineup. Then he lost a spot at the Governor’s Ball. He also lost other sponsorship money, and tons of fans have turned their back on him. He offered an apology before, but the follow-up is much longer.
Previously, DaBaby offered an apology in the form of a text graphic before a music video. The text said (in rainbow colors) “Don’t Fight Hate With Hate.” Then it said in text below that, “My apologizes for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you.”
The controversial rapper, who is backed by 50 Cent, logged onto Instagram for a much longer apology. He said that social media demolished him before he had a chance to explain his words. DaBaby said it’s “challenging” to have so many people push back against him, and then he offered an apology for the triggering comments he made. He also appreciates those who have made resources available to educate him.
Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes. As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me— knowing that what I needed was education on these topics and guidance— has been challenging. I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education, and resources. That’s what I needed and it was received.
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. Love to all. God bless.
In case you need a refresher, DaBaby said: “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. Ladies, if your p*ssy smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d*ck in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
Many fans might have already made up their mind about DaBaby at this point. In the end, the actions which follow that apology matter most.
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