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US rapper DaBaby explains ‘JoJo Siwa b***h’ lyric after searing backlash: ‘It’s all love’

Lily Wakefield February 22, 2021
JoJo Siwa and DaBaby

JoJo Siwa was trending on Twitter after angry fans thought rapper DaBaby called her a "b***h". (Getty/ Allen Berezovsky and WireImage/ Prince Williams)

DaBaby has insisted it’s “all love” after angry JoJo Siwa fans thought he called the teenager a “b***h” in his “Beatbox” freestyle rap.

When DaBaby released the track, “JoJo Siwa” began trending on Twitter as upset fans of the 17-year-old Dance Moms star pointed out that one lyric appeared to called her a “b***h”.

“N***a you a b***h/ JoJo Siwa, b***h/ She let the wrong n***a get rich,” DaBaby says in the song.

But the rapper later took to social media to clear up the confusion, insisting the lyric was “word play” and that he had no hard feelings towards Siwa.

He explained that “JoJo” was short for Jonathan, his real name, and “Siwa” was a play on the words “see why”.

DaBaby wrote on Twitter: “JoJo Siwa, my three-year-old princess is your number one fan. I bought her every product you have out. She think she you.

“Don’t let ’em trick you into thinking I’d ever have a problem with you. My word play just went over their heads. All love on my end shawty, keep shining!”

JoJo Siwa came out as LGBT+ last month.

JoJo Siwa came out last month, prompting an outpouring of love and support from her many young followers.

The children’s entertainer, who has said she is not ready to label her sexuality, later shared adorable photos with her girlfriend Kylie to celebrate their one-month anniversary.

She wrote at the time: “After being my best friend for over a year, 8 January, 2021, I got to start calling this exceptional human my girlfriend.

“And since then I’ve been the happiest I have ever been! She seriously is the most loving, supportive, happiest, protective, and just the most beautiful perfect person in the world.

“And I get to call her mine! Happy one month to my girl! I love you more and more every day!”

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