The Lollapalooza music festival cancelled DaBaby’s Sunday night performance in response to the rapper’s recent homophobic remarks.
The rapper’s comments were counter to the spirit of Lollapalooza, organizers said in a statement on Sunday morning, and he had been removed from the program of the music festival’s final night. “Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight,” the statement said.
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
— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) August 1, 2021
DaBaby, who is well known for his popular song “Rockstar” and his appearance in Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” made the homophobic remarks at a Miami music festival late Sunday night. At the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami on July 25, DaBaby made false and insulting comments about gay men and HIV. He also spoke crudely about women.
According to a now-viral video, he then made further derogatory remarks regarding gay men and women. He asked members of the audience to shine their cellphone flashlights if they “didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks.”