DaBaby has constantly found himself in the middle of controversy throughout his career as a rapper. But this time it seems like there’s no getting through it unscathed for the Charlotte rapper, and reasonably. Following homophobic comments at Rolling Loud Miami about a week ago and a string of controversy, DaBaby has essentially bought himself a one way ticket to cancel-town.
DaBaby has been removed from Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, Park Life, and Day N Vegas
If you looked at Governor’s Ball’s lineup just a day ago, you would’ve found DaBaby headlining. As of today, he’s been removed from the star-studded lineup. This seems to be turning into a full on cancellation after being removed from Lollapalooza’s lineup as well, just hours before he was set to perform. Young Thug and G Herbo stepped in to replace him in Chicago. He has also been removed from Park Life Festival. As well as Day N Vegas where he is being replaced by Roddy Ricch.
He has also been dropped by fashion company boohooMAN, where he had previously collaborated on a 100-piece collection. They made a statement, “BoohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby.”
Governor’s Ball spoke out on Instagram
Governor’s Ball vaguely announced this in a post on Instagram earlier today. They didn’t mention DaBaby directly, but it was obvious what they were implying in the post. In the caption they stated, “Stay tuned for a lineup addition,” along with a message and new image of the lineup that doesn’t include DaBaby. Fans in the comments are hoping he is replaced with Lil Nas X, which would be a great slap in the face for the homophobic rapper.
While hip-hop may have a history of homophobia, fans and companies alike are no longer tolerating it. In fact, one fan at Rolling Loud sacrificed their shoe to let the homophobic rapper know that his behavior and words are not tolerated. Though DaBaby has been involved with plenty of controversy in the past, this specific moment is what started the domino effect of cancellations.
His Rolling Loud “speech” was full of uncalled for and unnecessary comments. DaBaby rambled on, stating, “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. 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.”
Image via @dababy on Instagram
Many artists have spoken out against the homophobic comments made by DaBaby
Many huge artists have spoken out against his comments, including recent collaborator Dua Lipa. She stated on Instagram, “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.”
Legends like Elton John and Madonna have also spoken out. Elton John, who is a prominent advocate for HIV/AIDS stated in a tweet, “We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show. This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.” This is followed by a thread educating on HIV/AIDS.
With dozens of other performances on the books including Music Midtown and Austin City Limits, what festival will be the next to remove DaBaby from their lineup? Is this the start of a full on cancellation for the Interscope artist?