This pop singer is speaking up. Dua Lipa has spoken out on social media about the recent controversial comments made by her "Levitating" collaborator DaBaby at Rolling Loud festival this past weekend.
During the music festival in Miami, the rapper went on a homophobic rant. “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light in the air. Ladies, if your p–y smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t suck a n–’s d–k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights in the air. Keep it f*****g real,” he told the crowd.
The 29-year-old's comments not only enraged the audience, but also the artists the rapper has worked with — including the "One Kiss" singer.
Lipa, 25, took to Instagram Story on Tuesday, July 27, writing, “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby‘s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
Their chart-topping collaboration "Levitating" was released back in October of 2020, and reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
DaBaby is not one to stray from controversy. As OK! previously reported back in February, the rapper made unflattering remarks about young entertainer JoJo Siwa in the music video for his song "Beatbox Freestyle".
The star sings, "You a b***h, Jojo Siwa, b***h," as he holds up a photo of the Dance Moms star on his phone.
Meanwhile, Real Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard also slammed the rapper following his rant. “Dababy has some explaining to do,” she tweeted on Monday, July 26. “I’m just really bothered by what he said. To refer to HIV and AIDS as a ‘deadly disease’ that kills people in ‘2-3 weeks’ is disgusting and dangerous at best. Like. Why would you say that?”