DaBaby chose the mess at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday night, bringing in Tory Lanez for his set. DaBaby was performing after Megan Thee Stallion, who Lanez allegedly shot in the foot last summer. XXL shared a video of the performance on Twitter, in which Lanez stepped out of a mascot costume. âI’ll give someone here a million bucks if they can guess who here,â he said as Lanez was helped to remove his costume. Kodak Black also released Lanez yesterday.
Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, pleaded not guilty in November 2020 to two felony counts: assault with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle. In February of this year, a judge ruled that Lanez could not speak publicly about the case. In January 2021, Lanez announced a new song with DaBaby, which Megan tweeted as “old and unauthorized.” In June of this year, DaBaby appeared to retweet a fan’s joke about the incident, prompting Megan and Pardison Fontaine to call him up on Twitter. At the time, DaBaby tried to play down her tweet, telling Megan to “stand on what you’re standing on without feeling like I’m against you.” Bringing Lanez on stage on the same night that Megan’s performance is not the best way to convince people that you are not against her.
Update 8:45 p.m .: Pop Crave reports that someone threw a shoe at DaBaby after he brought Lanez out.
Update July 27 at 00:00: DaBaby is now in hot water for a different offensive thing he managed to do at Rolling Loud. Before releasing Lanez, DaBaby launched a homophobic rant in the middle of his set. “If you don’t show up today with HIV, AIDS or any of these deadly sexually transmitted diseases it will kill you in two to three weeks, so turn on your cell phone,” DaBaby said, apparently to About nothing. “Ladies, if your pussy smells of water, turn your cell phone light up.” Guys, if you don’t suck dick in the parking lot, turn on your cell phone.
DaBaby later explained on Instagram Live on Monday that he took issue with characterizing his comments as a homophobic rant. âI wasn’t doing a rant – it’s called a call to action,â DaBaby said. âThat’s what it’s called because I’m a live artistâ¦ Look. All the lights have come back on, gay or straight. You’d like to know why ? Because even my gay fans don’t have fucking AIDS. The hole DaBaby always digs for itself is getting deeper and deeper.
Update July 27 at 3:40 p.m.: After DaBaby’s homophobic rant at Rolling Loud Sunday, Dua Lipa wrote a response, due to her past collaboration with the rapper on his popular single “Levitating”. Lipa posted on Instagram Stories on Tuesday, writing, âI’m surprised and horrified by DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart is and that I am 100% with the LGBTQ community. We must unite to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV / AIDS. Given DaBaby’s and her platforming rant from Tory Lanez during her set, Lipa fans share a fan-made “Levitating” montage that replaces DaBaby’s verse with a verse from Megan Thee Stallion from “Fkn. Around “.
Update July 28, 6:10 p.m.: Maybe it’s anti-LGBTQ talk, maybe it’s a one-off promo? Amid the controversy over his Rolling Loud comments against people living with HIV and AIDS and gay sex, DaBaby released a new song, “Giving What It’s Supposed to Give”, which references AIDS. “Bitch, we love AIDS, I’m on your ass, we’re on your ass, bitch we’re not going away,” he rapped – that’s not quite true, given that the treatments Antiretrovirals can make the HIV virus undetectable and unable to be transmitted. Meanwhile, Vulture confirmed that officials in Miami and Los Angeles were alerted that Lanez’s surprise appearance during DaBaby’s set could have violated her restraining order from Megan Thee Stallion, given that she was in the business. backstage at the time.
Update, Friday July 30: Music legends including Questlove, Elton John and Madonna wrote responses to DaBaby, calling her remarks “hateful” and attempting to educate her. The Elton John AIDS Foundation has published a whole thread debunking the nefarious myths he perpetuated, while Madonna wrote a long note. âI want to turn on my cell phone and pray for your ignorance,â Madonna told DaBaby on Instagram. âNo one dies from AIDS in 2 or 3 weeks. Thank goodness. âThe rapper responded directly to Questlove’s Instagram Stories post, sayingâ I DON’T KNOW WHO IS TELLING N[- – – – ] IS DAWG â, despite playing with Questlove’s band The Roots on Tonight’s show in 2019. He goes on to suggest that celebrities speak out against his homophobic and sexist comments, like, you know, two of the biggest pop stars of all time do to gain weight. “Do you all go out to create works of art and try to gain new fans of my situation because it is QUIET for all of you n[- – – – ]He wrote on IG Stories. ” NOT[- – – – ] better to go in the studio or in short. At this point, he’s really only hurting his A&R team.
Update, August 2, 2 p.m .: DaBaby posted his take on a celebrity’s apology via Instagram, which he began by accusing social media of having moved “so fast that people want to tear you down before you even have a chance to grow up, d ‘educate and learn from your mistakes’. He then expressed that he needed “education on these topics and advice” before apologizing to the LGBTQ + community for their “hurtful and triggering comments” and “misinformed comments about HIV / AIDS” . Last weekend, DaBaby was removed from Sunday’s headliner at Lollapalooza and replaced by Young Thug. To date, the rapper has also been removed from the 2021 Governors Ball and Day N Vegas festivals.
Update, August 4, 5:55 p.m .: When a pop star disappears from the picture, another must take her place. Billboard reported that the broadcast of DaBaby’s remix of “Levitating” by Dua Lipa has dropped significantly since the pop artist disowned his collaborator – just under 50% of the stations that aired the song on August 2 aired the remix , compared to 70% on July 27. Miley Cyrus, who made the headlines of Lollapalooza days before DaBaby’s appearance since, posted a message to the rapper on Instagram, asking him to “talk” and “learn.” âAs a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA + community, much of my life has been devoted to fostering love, acceptance and openness,â she wrote, urging the rapper to check his DMs so that they can “participate in making a more a fair and understanding future!”
Update, August 8, 2 p.m .: Well that didn’t last long. PopCrave tweeted on Sunday that DaBaby appears to have deleted her apologies from her Instagram grid, and voila, it’s not there anymore.