There has always been a question mark about whether controversy causes negative backlash for an artist or things simply carry on as normal after the initial hurdle. Well, DaBaby seems to provide evidence that things do eventually catch up with you.
According to local source Nola, the star was set to play at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center on September 2nd, but he has had to cancel the performance due to outstandingly low-ticket sales for the gig.
It was reported that at the time of cancelling, DaBaby had sold fewer than 500 tickets for the show in an arena with a capacity that heads northwards of 14,000 meaning that it would only be about 3% full.
Alongside the cost-of-living crisis and rising ticket prices, another factor touted for the poor sales performance is DaBaby’s recent controversies whereby he was recorded performing a homophobic rant at a concert.
With tickets being sold for $35 it appears that the latter surely had something to do with it. DaBaby is yet to comment on the cancellation himself as the news was broken by Ticketmaster.
For those that had bought tickets, Ticketmaster states: “No action is required to obtain a refund. It will be processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase, once funds are received from the Event Organizer, which is usually completed within 30 days.”