DaBaby dropped from Lollapalooza lineup and replaced by Young Thug after ‘homophobic’ HIV rant
DaBaby’s “homophobic” rant is continuing to cost him as Lollapalooza announces it is dropping him from the festival lineup.
The North Carolina rapper was scheduled to perform at the the long-running festival tonight (1 August), until organisers confirmed that his set had been pulled.
The announcement was made in a statement on Lollapalooza’s Twitter page, which explained the event is founded on “respect” and “love” and that Young Thug would be taking over the rapper’s original slot.
“Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love,” organisers said. “With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight.”
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 faces consequences of his actions
DaBaby’s removal from the iconic festival is the latest consequence of his ugly “homophobic” rant about gay people and those with HIV at the Rolling Loud festival last week.
The rapper faced days of furious criticism from former collaborators, HIV charities and the LGBT+ community, and was even condemned the likes of Elton John and Madonna.
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DaBaby initially attempted to defend his homophobic rant, claiming the backlash was a “weak ass internet issue” and that none of his gay fans have HIV/ AIDS because they’re not “nasty” or “junkies”.
“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,” he added. “I’m the best live performer.”
He later tried to apologise again on Twitter, acknowledging that people who had been affected by HIV and AIDS had “the right to be upset”.
“What I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies,” DaBaby wrote.