Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist DaBaby gave a whole new meaning to the expression “the show must go on” when he performed for his fans over FaceTime after he had to cancel a show due to plane difficulties.
On December 5, DaBaby was to fly to his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina to perform at the Power98 Winter Block Party in the Bojangles Coliseum. However, his chartered jet in New York, where he was recording a promotional spot for a scheduled Saturday Night Live appearance, had problems and could not take off.
As soon as DaBaby realized that he would not make the show, he live-streamed an apology to his fans over Instagram, and this is when everyone got creative.
The people working the block party got together with DaBaby’s people and they arranged for him to perform from outside the jet over Apple’s FaceTime app.
His performance was subsequently broadcast over the Coliseum’s jumbotrons, and all indications are that it was a rousing success. A number of videos taken by those attending the concert show the crowd happily dancing as the artist performed all his big hits.
In spite of this, DaBaby again apologized to his fans the following day over Instagram while indicating that the experience was humbling for him. He also not only thanked them for all their loyalty but also promised to provide a free show for all ticket holders sometime in the immediate future.
DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, released his debut studio album earlier this year, which was entitled Baby on Baby. Both the album and a single from it called “Suge” reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts. He followed this a few months later with his second studio album, which was called Kirk. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
DaBaby made news a few weeks ago when he signed a global publishing administration deal with UMPG.