dababy loses more gigs despite apology for anti-gay remarks



by Helvine Achieng August 4, 2021

Rapper DaBaby is continuously being dropped by various  music festivals after his homophobic remarks on gay and people with HIV nad AIDS. Just recently, the young lad was dropped by music festival Lollapalooza. Taking to social media in a tweet, the Chicago festival tweeted,

"Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love.

"With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight."

Earlier this week, DaBaby was dropped from a benefit concert for the Working Families Party, a US political party that says it wants "freedom and equality for all".

"We have to hold people accountable and live to our values, which is why there is a change in our line-up," the Working Families Party stated.

In addition, the organizers of the iHeartRadio and Austin City Limits festivals have also shared  in statements that DaBaby would no longer be performing at their events.

DaBaby apologized for a third time on Monday for remarks he made at a July 23 concert in Miami when he asked the audience to hold up their cell phone lights if they “didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks” or if they were not men who performed sex acts in car parks. And all  his previous apologies have been criticized as incomplete.

"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 knew education on this is important. Love to all. God bless," the 29-year-old "Rockstar" rapper wrote on his social media accounts.