DaBaby Dropped by Lollapalooza and Governors Ball After Anti-LGBTQ Comments
By Jennifer Drysdale
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DaBaby will no longer be performing at Lollapalooza or The Governors Ball. In the wake of his anti-LGBTQ comments, the rapper was dropped from his planned performances at Lollapalooza on Sunday and The Governors Ball on Monday. ET has reached out to DaBaby's rep for comment.
The news was revealed in a statement on Twitter on Sunday, which read, "Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight."
Young Thug will now perform at 9 p.m. on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, and G Herbo will perform at 4 p.m. on the T-Mobile Stage.
Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight. Young Thug will now perform at 9:00pm on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, and G Herbo will perform at 4:00pm on the T-Mobile Stage. pic.twitter.com/Mx4UiAi4FW
On Monday, The Governors Ball account posted a statement, saying, "Founders Entertainment does not and will not tolerate hate or discriminations of any kind. We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make New York City the greatest city in the world. Thank you to the fans who continue to speak up for what is right. Along with you, we will continue to use our platform for good."
They also took DaBaby's name off the lineup, where he had been scheduled to perform on Friday, Sept. 24.
DaBaby sparked outrage at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami last weekend, when he made hateful comments about the LGBTQ community and those with HIV/AIDS. During his performance, he told the audience to raise their cellphone lights in the air "if you didn't show up today with HIV/AIDS or other STDs that'll make you die in 2-3 weeks," and, "Fellas, if you didn't suck a n**** d**k in the parking lot."
Massive backlash followed, including reactions from artists Madonna, Dua Lipa and Elton John.
DaBaby apologized on Tuesday, tweeting, "Anybody who done ever been effected 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 🙏🏾."
"But the LGBT community... I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you," he added. "Y’all business is y’all business."