DaBaby Dropped by British Fashion Line Boohoo Following Homophobic Rant

DaBaby apologizes
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Photo Credit: DaBaby Instagram

Rapper DaBaby issued a half-baked apology for homophobic comments made during his Rolling Loud set on Saturday. It wasn’t enough to save an endorsement deal with UK-based Boohoo.

DaBaby tweeted last night that his comments were insensitive, and he had no intention to offend. “Anybody who done ever been effected [sic] by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies,” the rapper begins.

“But the LGBT community, I ain’t trippin’ on y’all do you. Y’all business is y’all business.” The apology came swiftly after fashion brand Boohoo severed ties with the rapper over the homophobic rant on stage. Boohoo recently released a 100-piece capsule collection featuring DaBaby.

In the wake of the criticism surrounding the rapper, Boohoo confirmed it would not be working with him anymore. The brand tweeted, “BoohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby. Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Group’s DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe.”

Boohoo dropped DaBaby on Monday after he attempted to defend his rant at Rolling Loud.

The rapper posted an Instagram story addressed to his fans. “I wasn’t going on a rant, that’s called a call-to-action, that’s what that’s called, ’cause I’m a live performer. I’m the best live performer, you interact with your fans, you get what I’m saying? All the lights went up, gay or straight, you want to know why? ‘Cause even my gay fans don’t got f**king AIDS. They ain’t no junkies.”

Fans have asked Dua Lipa to remove DaBaby from his verse in her remix of “Levitating.” Others have asked that Megan Thee Stallion be invited to perform the verse instead. Dua Lipa wrote on her Instagram that she was ‘surprised and horrified’ by the comments.

“We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV and AIDS,” Dua Lipa told her fans. DaBaby falsely told fans at the Rolling Loud festival that HIV will make you die in two or three weeks and insinuated that it’s a disease for only gay people.

DaBaby asserted that what he says on stage does not concern people online. “What I do at the live show is for the audience at the live show,” he says in his Instagram story. “It’ll never translate to somebody looking at a five, six-second clip online.”

8 Responses

    • Mallory McAvoy

      Lol…and there goes Dababy’s career..
      How tone deaf, how unaware and stupid…

  1. Da Bubble Burster

    Now, watch all of the people who (PRs, his label, etc) Da Bubble –pardon me–Da Baby provides income for start posting fake comments on social media trying to justify his actions out of fear of losing money.

    Look, there’s NO EXCUSE for ANYONE, particular a BLACK MALE who was just recently protesting against the systemic “hate” and “discrimination” against GEORGE FLOYD–a BLACK MALE–which ultimately lead to his murder–to be allowed to express such GROSS HYPOCRITICAL hate, ignorance and misinformation to people. Who signed this guy? Is it ok to protest against discrimination agasint black people but not support human rights are upheld for ALL PEOPLE, in spite of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or religious preference? GTFOH! Dababy is as ignorant as his response to his actions.

    Well, ok, Da Baby, since you love money SO MUCH, and like appearing as a “BOSS,” we are going to “Kevin Hart” yo’ azz, ultimately causing you to give all kinds of fake public apologies because we know you love Da Money and would “sell your soul” to keep it all. Haha!
    Honestly, people, if all this keeps up, we are going to have supremists of all kinds saying, “Well, if a black man can express hate publicy, then it’s wrong to silence me from making public hate speeches!” I feel sorry for all the “in-the-closet-fans” that were at his performance. Poor things.


    Does anybody get AIDS these days?

    I can’t remember the last time anybody famous got AIDS, except maybe Charlie Sheen.

    Everybody should know how to not get AIDS these days.

  3. A concerned citizen

    Good. People can’t be an asshole in 2021 without repercussions.

  4. Blobbo

    WHy does the industry keep pushing this cultural garbage? Dababy today, scissoring whores on stage, Big Dummy next week.

    The music industry is DELIBERATELY pushing STUPID CRAP on the public, because the last they want is an inspiring leader with charisma.

  5. Ken

    The industry has always catered to what the public wants and will spend money on. Nothing has changed, except the public becoming more self-absorbed and stupid.

  6. Joe Sixpack

    Gay men are mostly pedophiles. You can celebrate them; I want them away from my children.