DaBaby Dropped From Three More Music Festivals the Day After His Apology
iHeartRadio Fest issued the following statement to Rolling Stone: “DaBaby will no longer be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Stage.” The festival has not made any similar statements on its social media accounts.
The Blame It on Baby rapper issued a formal apology on his Instagram account on Monday (Aug. 2) after he lost the initial trio of festival gigs. “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 know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless,” he wrote in a lengthy note before signing off with his stage name.
The controversy stems from DaBaby’s July 25 set at Rolling Loud in Miami, where he told the crowd, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up. Ladies, if your p—y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking di– in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
His upcoming shows include a performance for Hot Jamz 103 Summer Jam in Kansas on Aug. 14 and Hot 97’s Summer Jam at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey on Aug. 22. DaBaby is repped by Andrew Lieber at MAC Agency.