Two of the biggest stars in the queer community speak out against DaBaby, the huge impact of its controversial Rolling Loud comments.
If you weren’t following this story, it all started with DaBaby making a call to the audience during his set at the Miami Festival. The call was specifically addressed to members of the gay community and those suffering from HIV / AIDS.
Despite apologizing in a Twitter chat responding to the backlash, DaBaby continued to lose ties with his music and business associates.
As Dua Lipa distanced himself from Baby, Demi Lovato, recently released as non-binary, used her platform to encourage fans to stream the original version of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” rather than the remix with DaBaby.
She shared a picture from influencer Matt Berstein with the words, “HIV is not a gay disease,” addressed specifically to DaBaby.
Elton John then spoke on behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation to condemn DaBaby’s misinformation about HIV in a series of tweets.
“HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry,” Elton John’s statement said. “We have to remove the stigma surrounding HIV and not spread it. As musicians, it is our job to bring people together. “
“We were shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made recently on a DaBaby show. This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic, ”said Elton John.
The rest of his tweets were about facts about HIV and AIDS.