North Carolina rapper DaBaby performed at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, inviting all audience members to ‘put your cell phone light up’ except those who are HIV-positive or gay men who have sex in parking lots. He also made the false claim that HIV “will cause you to die in two or three weeks.”
DaBaby’s comments about this LGBTQ community and HIV caused controversy on social media and people reacted to the rapper. British singer Dua Lipa, one of the names who collaborated with the rapper, showed that she was uncomfortable with DaBaby’s approach to the LGBTQ community in a post she shared on Instagram Stories.
In her Instagram Stories, Dua Lipa wrote that she’s ‘surprised and horrified’ at DaBaby’s comments about people with HIV and gay men. As you recall, rapper DaBaby and Dua Lipa worked on British singer’s hit, Levitating.
Here’s what Dua Lipa wrote:
“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGTBQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
See the Instagram photo below.
DaBaby tweeted yesterday after receiving backlash and apologized to everybody for his comments about the LGBTQ community and HIV. He tweeted:
“Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies.
But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.”
Check out the Twitter post below.
Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies 🙏🏾
But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021