DABABY: Attempts Another Apology
Written by KingCnote on August 3, 2021
After being taken off the bill of three major music festivals, DaBaby is offering up another apology for his homophobic remarks, this one seemingly more sincere than the last.
The statement reads in full, “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. 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. I want to apologize to the LBGTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless.”
UPDATE (Monday, 8/2, 1 PM eastern): DaBaby has now been dropped from a third major music festival. Day N Vegas will replace him with Roddy Ricch.
New York’s Governors Ball is now the second major music festival to drop DaBaby from the lineup after the rapper made homophobic comments on stage at Rolling Loud Miami last month.
Social media accounts for Governors Ball posted a statement that “Founders Entertainment does not and will not tolerate hate or discrimination of any kind. We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make New York City the greatest city in the world. Thank you to the fans who continue to speak up for what is right. Along with you, we will continue to use our platform for good.”
Promoters say fans should “stay tuned for a lineup addition” to the 10th anniversary of the fest, scheduled for September 24th through the 26th at Citi Field.