Dua Lipa has expressed her opinion on DaBaby’s comments made on Rolling Loud. DaBaby was widely criticized for his comments and was deemed homophobic. Over the weekend, DaBaby aka Jonathan Kirk received backlash for making controversial comments.
He made comments surrounding homosexuality and HIV/AIDS on stage at the festival in Miami. One of his shocking comments includes him making remarks to encourage cheers from his audience. He said, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS… put your cellphone light up. Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone light up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone light up.”
Dua took to her social media handle to express her emotions. She shared she does not recognize this as the person she worked with. The singer added that she is aware that her fans know where her heart lies. She wrote, “I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100 per cent with the LGTBQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
Previously, UK HIV and Aids charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) had responded to Kirk’s remarks, saying they perpetuated “HIV-related stigma and discrimination, as well as spreading misinformation about HIV”. Jeez, what is your opinion? Do you think DaBaby was taken out of context or he is just insensitive? But there is more to this story.
“Come f–k with the live show”
The rapper has also defended himself in a series of 19 videos on his social media handle. He said whatever he does is for the audience and it does not translate correctly to someone looking at a 5-6 second clip from their phone. The rapper continued his rant as he asked people who weren’t present to shut up. “Come f–k with the live show,” he said, “killer, gay or straight.”
T.I. also commented in response to the situation and offered his support in his own Instagram video. But DaBaby, later on, offered an apology for the same on Twitter. He wrote, “What I said was insensitive. Even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies.”
He also slammed groups of other artists, brands, networks that profit off of black rappers’ influence on the culture. The rapper further added a plug for his upcoming shows. He wrote, “Y’all cheer the fuck up & be proud of who you are cuz you can’t make me feel less of myself.”
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