The Lollapalooza musical festival canceled the DaBaby’s performance on Sunday after his homophobic comments at the Rolling Loud festival.
In Miami on July 25, the rapper made wild false and insulting comments about gay men and HIV and he also spoke crudely about women.
DaBaby defended his comments later on Instagram.
“I wasn’t going on a rant. That’s called a call to action. That’s what that’s called, cause I’m a live performer. I’m the best live performer.”
Elton John, Madonna and Dua Lipa were among those speaking out to counter the comments.
Dua Lipa, who collaborated with the rapper on a remix of her song Levitating, said on Instagram stories that she was
“surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments.”
But rapper T.I. said,
“If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people like DaBaby who gonna speak their truth.”
Rappers Young Thug and G Herbo will take DaBaby’s spots at the festival, Lollapalooza announced.
The festival tweeted that it was “founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect and love,” and that DaBaby’s performance was canceled “with that in mind.”
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