The formal apology DaBaby posted on social media for making homophobic comments didn’t stay online for long. A look at the rapper’s Instagram page shows the Aug. 2 post is now gone.
The “Rockstar” rapper issued the apology last Monday, part of which read, “I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I knew education on this is important. Love to all. God bless.”
Perhaps he had a change of heart over the weekend, because the post has been scrubbed from his Instagram feed.
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DaBaby has faced backlash from social media followers, celebrities, and business partners since his offensive comments at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami on July 26.
The 29-year-old rapper was dropped from festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, the U.K.’s Parklife festival, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, and others.
Some radio stations, such as radio chain Audacy have also removed Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” remix which features DaBaby, Billboard reports.
LGBTQ+ organization GLAAD issued a statement about the rapper’s comments and how they affected the LGBTQ+ Black community.
“We heard your inaccurate and harmful comments at Rolling Loud and have read your Instagram apology. However, at a time when HIV continues to disproportionately impact Black Americans and queer and transgender people of color, a dialogue is critical. We must address the miseducation about HIV, expressed in your comments, and the impact it has on various communities,” the statement read.
DaBaby’s earlier apology he posted last month on Twitter is still on the platform.
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