Two of the queer community’s top names have spoken out against DaBaby, who has been dealing with a lot of backlash as a result of his controversial Rolling Loud remarks. If you haven’t been following this story, it all started when DaBaby made a callout to the crowd during his set at the Miami festival. Members of the gay community and individuals dealing with HIV/AIDS were singled out for special attention.
Despite issuing a partial apology during a Twitter rage in response to the backlash, DaBaby’s music and business acquaintances proceeded to distance themselves from him. Following Dua Lipa’s distancing from Baby, Demi Lovato, who recently came out as non-binary, utilized her platform to urge listeners to listen to the original version of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” rather than the remix featuring DaBaby. She shared a graphic designed by influencer Matt Berstein with the text “HIV is not a homosexual disease,” which was targeted specifically towards DaBaby. Then, in a series of tweets, Elton John spoke on behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation to criticize DaBaby’s HIV misinformation.
According to Elton John’s statement, “HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry.” “We must eliminate the stigma associated with HIV rather than spreading it. It is our mission as musicians to bring people together.” “We were startled to learn of the HIV misinformation and homophobic remarks made at a recent DaBaby event. This contributes to stigma and discrimination, and is the polar opposite of what our world requires to combat the AIDS epidemic, according to Elton John. The rest of his tweets were about HIV and AIDS facts.