DaBaby is the personification of rap music’s controversies. Fans will be glad to learn that DaBaby has released his new album, Baby On Baby 2; however, it appears the rapper is not pleased. After ‘Baby on Baby 2’s first-week sales was predicted to be low, DaBaby claimed that he had been “blackballed.”

Although it’s predicted that DaBaby’s most recent album Baby on Baby 2 will sell few copies, the North Carolina rapper claimed that this is because he’s been “blackballed” in the business.

Baby on Baby 2 is expected to sell about 16,500 units in its first week of release, according to a post from a fan page shared by DaBaby on Wednesday, September 28 on his Instagram Stories.

DaBaby captioned the photo with the phrase “Not bad for da blackballed Baby” and an arm-flexing emoji. DJ Akademiks revealed the forecasts earlier on Wednesday, suggesting Ebro and Apple Music were to blame for the decline in listeners.


“DaBaby ‘Baby on Baby 2’ on pace to be outside the top 20 this week. Its expected that his first week sales would be around 13-16K first week. told u Ebro and Apple Music blackballed him.”

“Da Baby last project in 2020 ‘Blame it on Baby’ sold 124K first week. His new project after being blackballed by Ebro, Apple Music is scheduled to do less than 20K. Now yall understand my Ebro convo…. DSPs control who is hot and who is not. Fall out of favor with them.. UR DONE.” 

DJ Akademiks has recently shared controversial viewpoints, including the notion that early practitioners of the genre were “dusty” and lousy with money. He called out the Ebro last week, saying that he was trying to “politic me out of the game” and blacklist specific artists.

The Ebro shared Ak’s message and advised that if musicians see a decline in popularity, they should blame radio, DJs, platforms, and the label.

“Apple Music is not the only platform. Based on this dummy’s logic, Da Baby should be doing well on the platform HE works for. Is it?” 

The radio announcer also mentioned that Hot 97-sponsored event Summer Jam featured a performance by DaBaby. At the time, the rapper’s homophobic remarks made onstage at Rolling Loud caused him to be banned from every subsequent festival.

Let’s watch the direction this controversy goes in. However, What’s your take on Dababy’s claim? Let us know in the comments. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.

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Muskan Sharma

Muskan Sharma is a law student at Calcutta University. She writes for Thirsty for News, covering world news and entertainment. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places.

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