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DaBaby apologized after making homophobic comments at a music festival, admitting his comments were “insensitive” but had “no intention of offending anyone”.
The 29-year-old rapper was performing at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set.
He encouraged them to hold their cell phones up in the air – unless it was HIV-positive or gay men who had sex with another man in a parking lot.
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Reflection: DaBaby apologized after making homophobic comments at a music festival, admitting his lyrics were ‘callous’ and that he had ‘no intention of offending anyone’
Backlash: In an apologetic tweet he wrote: “Anyone who has ever been affected by AIDS / HIV you all have the right to be upset what I said was callous even though I have no intention to offend anyone ”
Addressing the crowd, DaBaby then said, “If you don’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, one of those deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two or three weeks, turn on your cell phone in the air.
“Ladies, if your pussy smells of water, turn your cell phone light up.” Guys, if you’re not sucking a dick in the parking lot, turn your cell phone lights up. Keep it real.
In an apologetic tweet he wrote: “Anyone who has ever been affected by AIDS / HIV you all have the right to be upset what I said was callous even though I have no intention to offend anyone. So my apologies – But the LGBT community… I’m not bothering you, are I. all your business is your business.
Mistake: The 29-year-old rapper was performing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set
It comes just after Dua Lipa spoke out against the musician’s homophobic comments.
Based on her Instagram story on Tuesday night, Dua, 25, condemned DaBaby’s comments.
She wrote: “I am surprised and horrified by DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with.
“I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with”: it comes just after Dua Lipa spoke out against the musician’s homophobic comments
Speaking: Taking to her Instagram story on Tuesday night, Dua Lipa condemned the comments made by DaBaby
“I know my fans know where my heart is and that I am 100% with the LGBTQ community. We must unite to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV / AIDS. ‘
Dua Lipa and DaBaby have already worked together for a remix of his song Levitating, for his album Future Nostalgia.
Among her comments, DaBaby falsely claimed that HIV and AIDS “kill you in two or three weeks,” but drugs to help people with HIV live long and happy lives have been available for many years.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives from DaBaby for comment.
Previous colleagues: Dua Lipa and DaBaby previously worked together on a remix of their song Levitating, for their album Future Nostalgia (pictured together in March 2021)
It comes after rapper TI defended DaBaby’s comments last week.
In a live Instagram feed, the 40-year-old said DaBaby has the right to voice his opinion, likening his rant to Lil Nas X’s explicit new video, Industry Baby.
“If you want to have the video of Lil Nas X and he lives his truth, you will definitely have people like DaBaby speaking their truth,” he said.
“There is nothing wrong with all of this, it doesn’t have to be hate – it’s honesty. Each one lives in his truth.
Opinions: This comes after rapper TI (pictured in 2019) defended DaBaby’s comments last week
Earlier this year, DaBaby drew a strong reaction from social media users after apparently calling JoJo Siwa a “b *** h” in one of his new songs.
The rapper left fans in awe when he released a track called Beatbox Freestyle that appeared to criticize the 17-year-old singer.
However, DaBaby has since insisted he wasn’t trying to slam JoJo and the internet misunderstood the meaning of the lyrics.
In the song, he raps: ‘N ****, you b *** h / JoJo Siwa, b *** h / She let the bad n **** get rich’, while holding up a picture of JoJo on camera.
Fans quickly took to social media to poke fun at DaBaby for apparently punching the teenage star.
One user wrote: “DaBaby has no reason to call JoJo Siwa like that” while another said: “Of all the people DaBaby has to fight with and he chooses JoJo Siwa ???? ”
Another added: “DaBaby is going to have to explain this JoJo Siwa bar because I’m confused.”
Several others shared hilarious memes poking fun at rap before DaBaby took to Twitter to clarify the meaning of his rap.
Track: DaBaby elicited a strong reaction from social media users earlier this year after apparently calling JoJo Siwa a ‘b *** h’ in a new song
Clarification: The rapper insisted that the track was not an annoyance for JoJo but was a pun as his real name is Jonathan (“JoJo”) and he used Siwa as a variation of “see why”
The rapper insisted that the track was not a problem for JoJo but that it was a pun as his real name is Jonathan (“JoJo”) and he used Siwa as a variation. to “see why”.
Speaking to social media, he wrote: ‘Love Twitter bruh’, before messaging JoJo directly and insisting he’s a huge fan and his daughter loves him too. .
DaBaby wrote: ‘@JoJoSiwa my 3 year old princess is your number 1 fan. I bought her all the products you have. She thinks she you.
‘Don’t let them fool you into thinking I already have a problem with you. My pun just passed over their heads. All the love on my side, honey, keep shining! ‘
WHY MODERN DRUGS MEAN HIV IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE
Prior to 1996, HIV was a death sentence. Then ART (antiretroviral therapy) was created, suppressing the virus and meaning that a person can live as long as anyone else, despite having HIV.
Drugs have also been invented to reduce the risk of contracting the virus in someone who is HIV negative by 99%.
In recent years, research has shown that ART can suppress HIV to such an extent that it makes the virus non-transmissible to sexual partners.
This has spurred a movement to downgrade the crime of infecting a person with HIV: it leaves the victim on expensive drugs for life, but it does not mean certain death.
Learn more about the new life-saving and preventive drugs:
1. Medicines for people with HIV
It suppresses their viral load so that the virus is non-transmissible
In 1996, antiretroviral therapy (ART) was discovered.
The drug, a triple combination, turned HIV from a fatal diagnosis into a manageable chronic disease.
It suppresses the virus, preventing it from developing into AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), which makes the body unable to resist infections.
After six months of religious taking of the daily pill, she suppresses the virus to such an extent that it is undetectable.
And once a person’s viral load is undetectable, they can no longer transmit HIV to someone else, according to dozens of studies, including a decade-long study by the National Institutes of Health.
Public health organizations around the world now recognize U = U (undetectable = non-communicable).
2. Medicines for HIV-negative people
It is 99% effective in preventing HIV
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) became available in 2012.
This pill works like ‘the pill ‘- taken daily and is 99 percent effective in preventing HIV infection (more effective than birth control pills in preventing pregnancy).
It is made up of two drugs (tenofovir dosproxil fumarate and emtricitabine). These drugs can trigger an immediate attack on any trace of HIV that enters a person’s bloodstream, before it can spread throughout the body.