Yes, we are sick of writing about the saga of DaBaby’s onstage homophobia and his fumbled attempts to take responsibility for his actions. But on it goes.
To recap, DaBaby came under fire for comments made during a performance at Rolling Loud Miami over the final weekend of July. “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone light up,” he said. “Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone light up.”
DaBaby initially tried to laugh off the backlash, with the statement, “My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you”, appearing at the end of his ‘Giving What It’s Supposed to Give’ music video. But after being dropped from festivals such as Lollapalooza, The Governors Ball and Day N Vegas, he was compelled to provide a statement of remorse.
The apology, posted early last week, was DaBaby’s most substantial effort yet to atone for his actions. “I want to apologise to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made,” he wrote. “Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important.”
But now, said apology is absent from DaBaby’s Instagram feed. His latest post is a birthday message for “Big Brother Glenn.” It ends with DaBaby writing, “these b*tch ass n****s say I’m too real for em.” The previous post, from five days ago, is a self-congratulatory recap of DaBaby’s past four releases. It seems to hint at efforts to cancel him: “Aight don’t pay me no mind, back to work,” it says.