The backlash continues to mount for rapper DaBaby following his homophobic tirade at Rolling Loud.
First, the world famous Lollapalooza festival cut the 29-year-old from their lineup last minute on Sunday, and replaced him with rapper Young Thug. Now, Governors Ball has announced they are dropping DaBaby as a headliner from their festival in September.
“Founders Entertainment does not and will not tolerate hate or discrimination of any kind,” the official account for the festival tweeted on Monday. "We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make New York City the greatest city in the world. Thank you to the fans who continue to speak up for what is right. Along with you, we will continue to use our platform for good.” Governors Ball is expected to announce a replacement in the coming weeks.
As OK! previously reported, the “BOP” crooner launched into an anti-gay diatribe on July 25 during the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami. "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," he shouted out to the crowd, "then put your cellphone lighter up."
He then took aim at women, before turning his hateful words back to the LGBTQ+ community: "Ladies, if your p***y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up."
Following his disgusting remarks, many celebrities — including Madonna, Sir Elton John, Demi Lovato and RHOP star Candiace Dillard — took to social media to blast the “Suge” rapper for his disparaging comments.
DaBaby tried to clarify his remarks, claiming that the internet had “twisted up” his words. “All my fans at the show, the gay ones and the straight ones, we turned the fu*k up,” he said via Instagram Story. He added that his hateful words weren’t directed at his gay fans because they “don’t got AIDS,” cause, they’re not “junkies” and "take care" of themselves.
He took his apology tour a step further and released a new single and video titled “Giving What It’s Supposed to Give.” At one point during the video the rapper holds up a sign that says “AIDS,” seemingly referencing his Rolling Loud remarks. He ends the vid with a message spelled out in rainbow lettering: “Don't Fight Hate With Hate.” The message continued: “My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you.”