Rapper DaBaby booted from ACL Festival lineup

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Why was Dababy dropped?

American rapper DaBaby was dropped from three more music festivals on Tuesday, in the latest backlash for disparaging comments he made during a recent performance about LGBTQ+ people and those with HIV/AIDS. ForbesRapper DaBaby Dropped From IHeart Radio, Two Other Music Festivals Over Homophobic Remarks

What festivals dropped Dababy?

DaBaby issued a formal apology for his comments on Monday (Aug. 2). The rapper has now been dropped from five music festivals in the last few days, after Day N Vegas and Governors Ball removed him from their lineups on Monday and Lollapalooza announced his removal from the festival on Sunday. BillboardDaBaby Dropped From Three More Music Festivals the Day After His Apology

More Music Festivals, Radio Stations Bail on DaBaby

The Verge 03 August, 2021 - 02:53pm

The public backlash against DaBaby began when he went on a homophobic rant during the Rolling Loud concert in Miami on Sunday. After being called out by fans and celebrities alike, he doubled down on his tone deaf comments, saying that people took his statement out of context. That was hardly the case. By Monday, Governors Ball, Lollapalooza and Day N Vegas dropped DaBaby from upcoming events. Founders Entertainment, the organizers of Governors Ball, noted that they do not “tolerate hate or discrimination of any kind.”

It seemed as if the rapper had finally gotten a touch of reality and maybe some words of advice from his publicist. He eventually posted an apology on social media Monday. But the damage has already been done. On Tuesday, Austin City Limits and iHeartRadio also nixed him from their setlists.

DaBaby removed from more festival lineups following homophobic comments

NME 03 August, 2021 - 01:27pm

Austin City Limits, Music Midtown and iHeartRADIO festivals have all dropped the rapper

DaBaby has been removed from more music festivals following ongoing fallout from homophobic comments made by the rapper last month.

The rapper, real name Jonathan Kirk, has been widely condemned for the remarks he made about homosexuality and people with HIV/AIDS while on stage in Miami on July 25, with the likes of Elton John, Madonna and Dua Lipa all criticising DaBaby last week.

Now, festivals including October’s Austin City Limits and next month’s Music Midtown have also announced that DaBaby will no longer be appearing.

Austin City Limits, which is run by the same promoters as Lollapalooza, C3 Presents, said “DaBaby will no longer be performing at Austin City Limits Music Festival — lineup update coming soon.”

DaBaby will no longer be performing at Austin City Limits Music Festival — lineup update coming soon. pic.twitter.com/jAYfdJFxJf

— ACL Festival (@aclfestival) August 3, 2021

Music Midtown posted a near-identical statement. “DaBaby will no longer be performing at Midtown Music Festival. Lineup update coming soon.”

In addition, Rolling Stone reports that DaBaby has been dropped from the bill of iHeartRADIO Festival in Las Vegas, which also takes place next month.

The HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust denounced DaBaby’s comments last week, saying that they “perpetuate HIV-related stigma and discrimination, as well as spreading misinformation about HIV”.

DaBaby first apologised for the remarks on Twitter on July 27, saying he had been “insensitive” and “anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset”. However, he later added: “Y’all cheer the fuck up & be proud of who you are cuz you can’t make me feel less of myself.”

Yesterday (August 2) he offered a second apology. “I want to apologise to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologise for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I knew education on this is important. Love to all. God bless.”

New Fortnite gun can pick up objects and hurl them at other players

Los Angeles Times 03 August, 2021 - 09:11am

This new gun is called the Grab-itron, and it's available in Fortnite Battle Royale right now thanks to patch v17.30. Chiefly, this new gun made from alien technology can be used to pick up any item you can see in front of you, from a trash can to a car, and then carry it around with you until you want to throw it at an opponent.

The item will deal more damage to opponents depending on three different factors. Firstly, the damage will factor in what the objective itself is made from, for example metal or wood, and it'll then take into account how big the object is, with larger objects dealing increased damage. Finally, the faster an object is thrown at an opponent, the bigger damage it deals to them on impact.

This Grab-itron gun has the potential to be an absolute game-changer in Fortnite. Not only can you pick up cars and throw them across the island battlefield, but you can also hold larger objects in front of you to temporarily act as a defensive barrier against incoming enemy fire.

You can even use the Grab-itron to catch enemy explosives, and then throw them back at enemy players before they detonate. You can find the brand new weapon in chests, on top of Abductors, or within the alien Mothership itself, once you've downloaded the new patch v17.30 on any platform.

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