DaBaby has returned to the live stage for the first time since his homophobic rant at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami last month.
During his set, he abhorrently said: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of the deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up.”
At another point, he proclaimed: “Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up!”
These remarks upset and angered everyone from Elton John to Dua Lipa, who condemned him for his strange speech. Not only that, but it also hit DaBaby’s pocket as he lost out on festival performances at the likes of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, who dropped the rapper from his scheduled sets.
However, this weekend saw DaBaby make his comeback as he took to the stage at Hot 97’s Summer Jam. Before he played, a video of the rapper played in the venue, which saw him addressing the comments.
DaBaby thanked the radio station because they “allowed me to share my gift, share my blessing with y’all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash.”
He added, “They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies when I said I never, ever meant to offend anybody or say anything to make anybody feel any type of way live on that stage a few weeks ago.
“Hot 97 was also willing to stick their neck out on the line, willing to go against all odds with everything going on out here in the world, and still allow me to come out here on this stage and utilise the platform to help the world move forward.”
DaBaby proceeded to bring up the incident once more during his set and took a dig at his critics. He told the crowd, “I never in my life meant to offend anybody, you know, and I apologise…that ain’t even how I rock.
“…But check this out, other than the people that was truly offended, I feel like the rest of y’all motherfuckers are being cry babies.” He then burst into a rendition of his collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, ‘Cry Babies’.
DaBaby did take to social media to apologise for his actions on August 2nd, but the rapper has now removed the post, which suggests he didn’t have the most sincere intentions.