Dua Lipa 'horrified' by DaBaby's anti-gay, HIV/AIDS remarks

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Who did Dababy bring out at Rolling loud?

DaBaby chose mess at Rolling Loud Miami Sunday night, bringing Tory Lanez out 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 to Twitter, in which Lanez emerged from a mascot costume. VultureDaBaby Brought Tory Lanez Onstage at Rolling Loud

On Sunday, he performed immediately after fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion and then invited Tory Lanez onstage, less than a year after Lanez was charged with shooting her in the foot. Many interpreted that as a sign of deep disrespect to the Grammy-winning rap artist, and one audience member even hurled an Adidas shoe at DaBaby, which he dodged.

This wasn’t the first fracture in the two rap stars’ relationship. Megan, who featured DaBaby on her songs “Cash Sh—" and “Cry Baby,” previously called him out online for retweeting a post that made light of the shooting, according to Vulture.

Daystar Peterson, also known as Tory Lanez, is accused of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and other felonies.

To make matters worse, during Sunday’s performance DaBaby, 29, instructed attendees to put their cellphone lights up “if you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in 2-3 weeks” He named other profane qualifiers and made a remark — addressed to the “fellas” in the audience — about oral sex between men, which prompted an online backlash and accusations of homophobia.

Rather than apologizing, DaBaby took to his Instagram story on Monday to say that the internet “twisted” his words and the people who didn’t pay to see him “wasn’t supposed to see that sh— anyway” and, therefore, shouldn’t comment.

The now-deleted Instagram story, available in part on TMZ, contains explicit language.

The 29-year-old rapper, born Jonathan Kirk, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle.

“So DaBaby delivered a side of homophobia with his misogyny?” wrote one user.

“I can’t believe Dababy went to clarify his comments and made it 100 x worse. Stupid guy,” someone else commented.

On his Instagram story, the rapper said that his declaration wasn’t a rant but “a call to action,” proclaiming that his fans “ain’t no nasty gay n—" or “junkies.”

Coming to his defense was rapper T.I., who has his own history with problematic jokes about bodily autonomy. The 40-year-old rapper shared his unsolicited thoughts on IGTV and attempted to make comparisons to out musician Lil Nas X.

T.I. said he takes his daughter for annual hymen tests, but a sexual health educator says that’s “not a measure of virginity” — nor should it be.

On Tuesday, pop musician Dua Lipa, who featured DaBaby on her hit “Levitating,” condemned her former collaborator on her Instagram story.

“I am surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognise this as the person I worked with,” she wrote in a statement. “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.”

While Rolling Loud has yet to publicly comment on DaBaby’s speech or surprise cameo by Lanez, its official Twitter account did craft a witty tweet comparing DaBaby’s sneaker-dodging to that of former President George W. Bush.

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DaBaby defends homophobic comments amid backlash

CNN 27 July, 2021 - 10:10pm

Rapper DaBaby seems to have a penchant for making bad situations worse. After making homophobic comments on stage at the Rolling Loud fest Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, he offered an “explanation.”

“I’m gonna address this weak-ass internet s–t one time, and then I’mma get back to giving my love to my fans, ’cause what me and my fans do at the live show, it don’t concern you n—as on the internet or you bitter bitches on the internet,” the 29-year-old rapper began in a nearly 5-minute Instagram Story video posted on Monday.

“I said, ‘If you don’t got AIDS, put a cellphone lighter up,'” DaBaby told his 19.1 million followers. “I said, ‘If you ain’t suck d–k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights up.'”

“All the lights went up – gay or straight – you wanna know why?” he continued. “Because even my gay fans don’t got f–king AIDS, stupid ass n—as. They don’t got AIDS. My gay fans, they take care of themselves. They ain’t no nasty gay n—as, see what I’m saying? They ain’t no junkies on the street.”

He said his crowds put their phones in the air because, “my gay fans, they ain’t going for that. They got class, n—a. They ain’t sucking no d–k in no parking lot, n—a. You gotta get a room, a good one, five-star hotel, or wait ’til they go to the crib. … If they a fan of me, they going for some big dog s–t. We ain’t just going for nothing. Even my gay fans got standards!”

As previously reported, during his set Sunday on the last of the three-day music festival, DaBaby told attendees: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, then put your cellphone lighter up. Ladies, if your p—y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d–k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”

He said he was just “keeping it real.”

T.I. came to the DaBaby’s defense the following day, commenting on a Shade Room social media post about his on-stage rant. “If Lil Nas X can kick his s**t in peace… so should dababy,” the fellow rapper responded, along with an emoji of himself shrugging and the hashtag #equality.

DaBaby‘s performance is also swirling with controversy because he brought out rapper Tory Lanez right after Megan Thee Stallion performed. Lanez is still facing criminal charges for allegedly shooting the superstar rapstress in 2020 at the home of reality TV star Kylie Jenner.

A bit of karma, however, struck DaBaby’s antics and actions Sunday: At least one fan was unhappy about them. A shoe was hurled at his head during his performance, barely missing.

— Jameson (@OnlyFans____) July 26, 2021

I want the person who threw that shoe at Dababy to have an amazing night

— 🦋 (@simply_lay_) July 26, 2021

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Dua Lipa 'surprised and horrified' at DaBaby’s homophobic comments

USA TODAY 27 July, 2021 - 09:23pm

Pop star Dua Lipa took to her Instagram story to respond to the backlash surrounding alleged homophobic comments made by rapper DaBaby.

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British pop singer Dua Lipa has responded to the growing controversy surrounding homophobic comments made by rapper DaBaby during a recent music festival performance.

DaBaby, born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, is featured on a remix of Lipa’s hit song “Levitating” and performed at the Miami festival Rolling Loud on Sunday night. Among other derogatory remarks made during his set, per video provided by TMZ, the rapper told the audience to raise their cellphone flashlights in the air “if you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks.”

Lipa wrote on her Instagram story Tuesday that she is “surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments.”

“I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with,” Lipa wrote. “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.”

DaBaby attempted to walk back his remarks Monday, according to video obtained by TMZ, saying his comments were a “call to action” instead of a rant, though he went on to make additional derogatory remarks toward the LGBTQ community.

He has since apologized for his comments, insisting he has nothing against the LGBTQ community.

“Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset,” DaBaby tweeted. “What I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody.”

USA TODAY has reached out to both Lipa and DaBaby's reps for further comment.

DaBaby’s comments sparked outrage among Lipa’s fanbase, with many fans taking to Twitter to voice their disapproval and some even calling for the rapper’s removal from the “Levitating” remix altogether.

"can we get dua lipa to re-record the levitating remix with @lilnasx instead bc dababy is a homophobe," wrote user @mattxiv.

"petition for dua lipa to remove dababy off “levitating," wrote user @cruzinctrl.

"DUA LIPA PUT LIL NAS X ON THE LEVITATING REMIX AND WATCH THAT SONG GO NUMBER 1," wrote user @Selinakyle981.

can we get dua lipa to re-record the levitating remix with @lilnasx instead bc dababy is a homophobe

“Levitating” arrived off of Lipa’s sophomore album “Future Nostalgia,” which won Lipa a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal album at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The DaBaby-assisted remix of the song has spent 42 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No.2.

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DaBaby doubles down on his homophobic and misogynistic remarks at Rolling Loud fest

Variety 27 July, 2021 - 04:40pm

On Sunday, he performed immediately after fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion and then invited Tory Lanez onstage, less than a year after Lanez was charged with shooting her in the foot. Many interpreted that as a sign of deep disrespect to the Grammy-winning rap artist, and one audience member even hurled an Adidas shoe at DaBaby, which he dodged.

This wasn’t the first fracture in the two rap stars’ relationship. Megan, who featured DaBaby on her songs “Cash Sh—" and “Cry Baby,” previously called him out online for retweeting a post that made light of the shooting, according to Vulture.

Daystar Peterson, also known as Tory Lanez, is accused of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and other felonies.

To make matters worse, during Sunday’s performance DaBaby, 29, instructed attendees to put their cellphone lights up “if you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in 2-3 weeks” He named other profane qualifiers and made a remark — addressed to the “fellas” in the audience — about oral sex between men, which prompted an online backlash and accusations of homophobia.

Rather than apologizing, DaBaby took to his Instagram story on Monday to say that the internet “twisted” his words and the people who didn’t pay to see him “wasn’t supposed to see that sh— anyway” and, therefore, shouldn’t comment.

The now-deleted Instagram story, available in part on TMZ, contains explicit language.

The 29-year-old rapper, born Jonathan Kirk, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle.

“So DaBaby delivered a side of homophobia with his misogyny?” wrote one user.

“I can’t believe Dababy went to clarify his comments and made it 100 x worse. Stupid guy,” someone else commented.

On his Instagram story, the rapper said that his declaration wasn’t a rant but “a call to action,” proclaiming that his fans “ain’t no nasty gay n—" or “junkies.”

Coming to his defense was rapper T.I., who has his own history with problematic jokes about bodily autonomy. The 40-year-old rapper shared his unsolicited thoughts on IGTV and attempted to make comparisons to out musician Lil Nas X.

T.I. said he takes his daughter for annual hymen tests, but a sexual health educator says that’s “not a measure of virginity” — nor should it be.

On Tuesday, pop musician Dua Lipa, who featured DaBaby on her hit “Levitating,” condemned her former collaborator on her Instagram story.

“I am surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognise this as the person I worked with,” she wrote in a statement. “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.”

While Rolling Loud has yet to publicly comment on DaBaby’s speech or surprise cameo by Lanez, its official Twitter account did craft a witty tweet comparing DaBaby’s sneaker-dodging to that of former President George W. Bush.

The Wide Shot brings you news, analysis and insights on everything from streaming wars to production — and what it all means for the future.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.

Ruth Etiesit Samuel is an intern in the Entertainment and Arts department at the Los Angeles Times. She has previously interned at Radiolab and the “Today” show and has bylines in Teen Vogue, Allure, Glossy, Gothamist and more. Born in London and raised in the U.S. by her Nigerian parents, she calls Macon, Ga., home and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

DaBaby doubles down on his homophobic and misogynistic remarks at Rolling Loud fest

Daily Mail 27 July, 2021 - 04:40pm

On Sunday, he performed immediately after fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion and then invited Tory Lanez onstage, less than a year after Lanez was charged with shooting her in the foot. Many interpreted that as a sign of deep disrespect to the Grammy-winning rap artist, and one audience member even hurled an Adidas shoe at DaBaby, which he dodged.

This wasn’t the first fracture in the two rap stars’ relationship. Megan, who featured DaBaby on her songs “Cash Sh—" and “Cry Baby,” previously called him out online for retweeting a post that made light of the shooting, according to Vulture.

Daystar Peterson, also known as Tory Lanez, is accused of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and other felonies.

To make matters worse, during Sunday’s performance DaBaby, 29, instructed attendees to put their cellphone lights up “if you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in 2-3 weeks” He named other profane qualifiers and made a remark — addressed to the “fellas” in the audience — about oral sex between men, which prompted an online backlash and accusations of homophobia.

Rather than apologizing, DaBaby took to his Instagram story on Monday to say that the internet “twisted” his words and the people who didn’t pay to see him “wasn’t supposed to see that sh— anyway” and, therefore, shouldn’t comment.

The now-deleted Instagram story, available in part on TMZ, contains explicit language.

The 29-year-old rapper, born Jonathan Kirk, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle.

“So DaBaby delivered a side of homophobia with his misogyny?” wrote one user.

“I can’t believe Dababy went to clarify his comments and made it 100 x worse. Stupid guy,” someone else commented.

On his Instagram story, the rapper said that his declaration wasn’t a rant but “a call to action,” proclaiming that his fans “ain’t no nasty gay n—" or “junkies.”

Coming to his defense was rapper T.I., who has his own history with problematic jokes about bodily autonomy. The 40-year-old rapper shared his unsolicited thoughts on IGTV and attempted to make comparisons to out musician Lil Nas X.

T.I. said he takes his daughter for annual hymen tests, but a sexual health educator says that’s “not a measure of virginity” — nor should it be.

On Tuesday, pop musician Dua Lipa, who featured DaBaby on her hit “Levitating,” condemned her former collaborator on her Instagram story.

“I am surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognise this as the person I worked with,” she wrote in a statement. “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.”

While Rolling Loud has yet to publicly comment on DaBaby’s speech or surprise cameo by Lanez, its official Twitter account did craft a witty tweet comparing DaBaby’s sneaker-dodging to that of former President George W. Bush.

The Wide Shot brings you news, analysis and insights on everything from streaming wars to production — and what it all means for the future.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.

Ruth Etiesit Samuel is an intern in the Entertainment and Arts department at the Los Angeles Times. She has previously interned at Radiolab and the “Today” show and has bylines in Teen Vogue, Allure, Glossy, Gothamist and more. Born in London and raised in the U.S. by her Nigerian parents, she calls Macon, Ga., home and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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