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Da Baby Continues Homophobic Rant In New Video: Watch + Listen

Following extreme sexist remarks during his recent Rolling Loud performance, DaBaby just released his “Giving What It’s Supposed to Give” video where he appears to address the homophobic comments he made in Miami on Sunday.

In the self-directed music video, the rapper (born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk) holds up an “AIDS” sign with the words “Don’t Fight Hate With Hate” in rainbow colors alongside a pseudo apology that reads, “My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you.”

During last weekend’s Rolling Loud show, the 29-year old musician said, “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… Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”

On Wednesday, GLAAD joined Dua LipaElton John, and others in criticizing DaBaby.

“The rhetoric that DaBaby used is inaccurate, hurtful, and harmful to the LGBTQ community and the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV,” DaShawn Usher, GLAAD’s Associate Director of Communities of Color, said in a statement. “It is critical that DaBaby and his fans learn that people living with HIV today, when on effective treatment, lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV. While DaBaby has made haphazard attempts to ‘apologize,’ actions need to be taken for full accountability and changes to do better in the future. It further confirms what GLAAD reported last year in the State of HIV Stigma Study that stigma and misinformation around HIV is widespread, and there is much work to be done to educate the public, including entertainers.”

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Author: Brad LeBeau

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