rapper dababy slammed for 'disgusting' homophobic rant on stage



by Helvine Achieng July 29, 2021

American Rapper DaBaby has earned himself various criticism for making homophobic comments and 'promoting discrimination' while on stage at a music festival. DaBaby faced a  fierce backlash after a video of him making homophobic comments was widely shared on the internet.

The rapper made disparaging remarks about people with HIV and 'public sex acts', as well as crude comments about gay men.

"If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, then put your cellphone light up."

The American rapper then descended into a shocking tirade which has upset and disturbed people in equal measures after the video was shared on social media. Fans were enraged and some took to twitter to share this.

"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."

"I''m not a fan of cancel culture but its time for the industry to let go of DaBaby. His comments specifically targeted people living with HIV, AIDS, women, and gay men, unprovoked. Not only was it ignorant as hell, offensive but sir, what the hell is wrong with you? He has to go."

The comments  prompted the Terrence Higgins Trust, which is a charity that works on prevention and awareness surrounding HIV, issuing a statement, The Terence Huggings Trust stated  that the rapper is guilty of "discrimination" and "spreading misinformation".

"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.

"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.

“That’s why it’s important to challenge anything that deters people from testing and learning the facts about HIV.”