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Jonathan Lyndale Kirk aka Dababy released a new music video “Giving What It’s Supposed to Give” on Wednesday afternoon (July 28) concludes with a rainbow-colored message that reads “Don’t Fight Hate With Hate,” as well as “My apologies for being myself the same way you want the freedom to be you.”
DaBaby raps the phrase “Bi—-, we enjoy AIDS, I’m on your a—, we on your a—, bi—-, we won’t go away” while holding up a placard that reads “AIDS.”
The chart-topping rapper made a series of insensitive comments during his appearance yesterday at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival, which were intended to energise the crowd but quickly escalated to individuals living with HIV. Except for those who were HIV-positive or homosexuals who had sex in car parks, he requested everyone in the crowd to turn on their mobile phone light. According to video footage posted on social media.
“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!” He said.
“Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up! Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up!” The rapper then added.
The video went viral and began spreading online, garnered a lot of negative reactions. HIV activists and celebrities including Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato, GLAAD, Jonathan Van Ness, Elton John, GLAAD, and others joined to critize the rapper.
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Following outrage over remarks he made about homosexual men and HIV on his recent performance. On Wednesday, across his social media accounts he issued an apology excluding Jews from his insensitive and nasty rants.
“I want to say in no uncertain terms that it was wrong of me not to include Jews in the statements I made attacking both homosexual men and people suffering from AIDS,” On Instagram, the 29-year-old recording artist said that his homophobic statements were not representative of the anti-Semite he actually was.
“In hindsight, I should have shouted a couple of hate-filled lines about the Jews before dropping my next song, but unfortunately, I can’t turn back the clock. In the past few days, friends have made me aware of how I neglected an opportunity to demonize Jews, and I hope to take that with me going into the future. All of this is to say nothing about the nasty lesbians, trans people, immigrants, and Asians who sometimes get overlooked in these kinds of full-throated, bigoted tirades.” Dababy added.
DaBaby said he would be taking a hiatus from touring while researching Jewish conspiracies online at the time of publication.
BoohooMAN, a clothing company, condemns the use of homophobic terminology and declares that they will no longer collaborate with DaBaby.
“Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe. “We stand by and support the LGBTQ+ community, and do not tolerate any hate speech or discrimination in any form.”