After his recent homophobic comments, DaBaby may not have been fazed by cancel culture, but multiple high-profile concert appearance cancellations and the loss of endorsement deals appear to be impacting his wallet.
DaBaby made another apology on Aug. 2 after being dropped from the Governors Ball in New York City, Day N Vegas in Las Vegas, and Lollapalooza’s Chicago concert. In addition to apologizing to the LGBTQ+ community for his “hurtful and triggering” remarks, it appears that the “Rockstar” hitmaker is finally paying attention to his public relations staff.
“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,” the rapper born Jonathan Kirk posted on Instagram.
Several artists, including Madonna, Questlove, and Elton John, have recently condemned his statements. Dua Lipa, who worked with DaBaby on the hit remix of her song “Levitating,” described his comments as “surprising and horrifying.” DaBaby was previously unaffected by the uproar, but he’s finally stepping up and admitting his mistake following his remarks at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival last week.
“I apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for making harsh and harmful remarks. Again, I apologize for my erroneous remarks about HIV/AIDS, and I recognize the importance of education in this area. All of you are loved. On Instagram, he said, “God bless.”