DaBaby Issues Statement Apologizing For His Recent Anti-Gay Comments
Rapper DaBaby has issued an apology for his recent anti-gay comments. The statement, which was posted to his Instagram account, says:
“Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, education, 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.”
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DaBaby, who is from Charlotte, North Carolina, was pulled from the Lollapalozza Music Festival line up over the weekend as part of the fallout from his anti-gay and sexist rant at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami. Musicians Elton John and Madonna spoke out against the comments DaBaby made during his concert.
Original Story (Posted: July 26, 2021):
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – DaBaby is attempting to explain why he went on an anti-gay and sexist rant at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami over the weekend. The 29-year-old said to the crowd, “Put a cell phone light in the air if you didn’t come here with HIV, AIDs, or any other deadly sexually transmitted disease.”
During an Instagram Live on Monday, the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, says his gay fans are not quote “nasty gays” or “junkies” and they take care of themselves.
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