DaBaby is under fire again after his rampage targeting the LGBTQ+ community during his performance at Rolling Loud on Sunday.
“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, then put your cellphone lighter up,” said the rapper during his performance. “Ladies, if your p**** smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d*** in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
Fans caught the incident on video and began criticizing the rapper for what he said and questioned why he needed to share his comments at all.
dababy being homophobic talking about spreading HIV/AIDS while performing in front of a crowd of 1000s of ppl in a global pandemic is a juicy contradiction— AR (@_anichelle) July 26, 2021
Dababy did that ignorant, misogynistic and homophobic rant unprovoked. pic.twitter.com/kodCSbRCcn— 𝕬𝖒𝖆𝖗 𝕳𝖊𝖋𝖓𝖊𝖗🔪 (@amarstonnn) July 26, 2021
DaBaby doing homophobic diatribes about people spreading HIV/AIDS while at a show with a MASSIVE crowd while a pandemic that is wreaking havoc is going on is a really something. I mean if you want to talk about superspreaders....— The Light Skin Benita Butrell (@TrapThumbelina) July 26, 2021
The Charlotte rapper then got a shoe thrown at him which a fan later confessed to throwing.
In that same performance, DaBaby also brought out Tory Lanez who was accused of shooting rapper Meg The Stallion back in 2020. The “Savage” rapper performed shortly before DaBaby’s set which skewed controversy since the two no longer speak since the shooting. Twitter was quick to defend Meg over DaBaby’s actions.
Dababy bringing Tory Lanez out right after Megan Thee Stallion performed is not petty its evil. Tory shot that girl. He literally tried to harm that girl. This ain't no rap beef quit trying to minimize what Tory did to that girl. pic.twitter.com/Vt5lKbXDHU— Reggie Rocket (@itsJustMiahh) July 26, 2021
Dababy is quite literally the corniest mf alive, I fear— Chosen One 🏳️🌈 (@TarotByBronx) July 26, 2021
DaBaby isn’t “weird” or “goofy” for bringing out Tory Lanez, he is sociopathic.— OG Venus (@Tendurag) July 26, 2021
Richard Angell, campaign director at Terrence Higgins Trust, a non-profit that provides support in sexual health told Pink News, “It’s wrong for people living with HIV to be made to feel lesser or excluded because of their diagnosis – it should be unacceptable in the musical industry and in society at large.”
He continued: “Comments like DaBaby’s perpetuate HIV-related stigma and discrimination, as well as spreading misinformation about HIV. You can now live a long, healthy life with HIV thanks to medical progress when you’re diagnosed and accessing treatment.”