DaBaby wants the world to know he’s really sorry for last weekend’s rant about women, gay men and HIV/AIDS.
As the fallout over his comments continues, the embattled rapper released a new apology on Monday.
“Social Media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes,” he wrote in a statement Monday on Instagram.
“As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me — knowing that what I needed was education on these topics and guidance — has been challenging. I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education, and resources. That’s what I needed and it was received.”
He added that his rant last Sunday at the Rolling Loud concert in Miami was “misinformed.”
“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. – DaBaby”
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This latest apology came shortly after New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival said Monday it was dropping the rap star from the lineup at the September event.
A day earlier, he was booted from the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
DaBaby has faced backlash since he told the Rolling Loud audience: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, put your cellphone light up.”
He continued by making crude remarks about women and gay men telling the audience, “Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d-ck in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
Last Tuesday, DaBaby tweeted an apology, saying his comments were “insensitive.” Although he told the LGBTQ community in that previous statement, “I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.”