Did we almost get an epic DaBaby and JoJo Siwa collaboration at the Grammys? The 29-year-old rapper revealed he contacted the Dance Moms alum to ask if she would join him on stage at the awards show — weeks after he was accused of dissing Siwa in a newly released track.
“We’re 1000% JoJo Siwa fans. We love her, we actually reached out to see if she wanted to perform with me at the Grammys,” DaBaby told ET on the red carpet before the awards ceremony, referring to himself and his daughter, who is a big fan of the Nickelodeon star. “But I heard she’s somewhere working on a project of her own.”
DaBaby continued: “She’s somewhere filming something, though, but I definitely reached out.”
The rapper had two phenomenal appearances at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. First he was joined by Roddy Rich for a performance of the hit song, “Rockstar.” Then he jammed with pop princess Dua Lipa, as the two performed their dance track “Levitating.”
DaBaby dropped his freestyle “Beatbox” remix last month, name checking Siwa in the lyrics. “N****, you a b**ch / JoJo Siwa, b**ch / She let the wrong n**** get rich,” DaBaby raps on the song, as he held up a photo of Siwa in the music video for the remix.
Following the release of the track, DaBaby was hit with a barrage of backlash on social media. The rapper had to clarify that the line wasn’t meant to be taken as a diss and rather a play on words. “I love Twitter bruh,” he tweeted as he and Siwa began trending before he poked fun at using “Siwa” as a way of saying “see why.”
The “Masterpiece” crooner went as far as to tweet directly to Siwa to clear up any confusion. “@itsjojosiwa my 3 year old princess is your number 1 fan. I bought her every product you have out. She think she you,” he wrote.
@itsjojosiwa my 3 year old princess is your number 1 fan. I bought her every product you have out. She think she you.😂— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) February 21, 2021
Don’t let em trick you into thinking id ever have a problem with you. My word play just went over their heads.
All love on my end shawty, Keep shinning! 💝
“Don’t let ‘em trick you into thinking I'd ever have a problem with you. My word play just went over their heads,” DaBaby concluded. “All love on my end shawty, Keep shining!”