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DaBaby Met With 9 LGBTQ Groups Following Festival Comments on HIV

DaBaby and Black leaders from nine U.S. HIV organizations met for a private, virtual conversation following a stream of comments the rapper made about people living with HIV at a music festival in July. The meeting followed an open letter, in which a group comprised of 11 organizations called for a meeting with Jonathan Kirk, […]

Kanye West Courts Controversy Inviting Marilyn Manson, DaBaby to Chicago ‘Donda’ Listening Party

Kanye West returned to his hometown of Chicago for his third Donda listening party at Soldier Field on Thursday, a month since his first event took place at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A centerpiece of the album listening party was a replica of West’s childhood South Shore home. As the event kicked off Thursday evening, West […]

DaBaby Returns to the Stage Following Homophobic Remarks, Says He “Never, Ever Meant to Offend Anybody”

DaBaby hit the stage for the first time since stirring up controversy for homophobic remarks at a music festival last month and offered a mea culpa, telling the crowd he “never, ever meant to offend anybody.” The rapper over the weekend appeared at Hot97’s Summer Jam 2021 at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. The […]

DaBaby’s Apology Over Homophobic Remarks Deleted From His Instagram Account

DaBaby appears to have deleted the apology he posted on Instagram following homophobic remarks he made at a music festival two weeks ago. At the Rolling Loud festival in Miami on July 25, DaBaby asked fans to shine their cellphone flashlights if they “didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted […]

Miley Cyrus Offers to Help Educate DaBaby Amid Backlash Over Rapper’s Homophobic Remarks

On Wednesday, Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to offer guidance to DaBaby, after the rapper apologized for homophobic comments made during his performance at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami. Identifying herself as a “proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community,” Cyrus wrote that “it’s easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and […]

DaBaby Receives Open Letter, Offer for Private Meeting From 11 HIV/AIDS Organizations: “We Urge Him to Learn the Facts”

After his controversial anti-gay remarks led to a wave of backlash and lost gigs, rapper DaBaby issued two apologies with the most recent, posted Monday, focusing on the importance of education and guidance to learn from the mistakes. “I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately […]

DaBaby Dropped From iHeart Radio, Austin City Limits Music Festivals

Two more festivals have dropped DaBaby from their upcoming lineups, following the rapper’s second apology for homophobic statements he made onstage during his recent set at the Rolling Loud festival. The iHeart Radio Music Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival will no longer feature the artist as part of their respective 2021 lineups, The […]