After his homophobic and misinformed outburst during his 2021 Rolling Loud Miami festival performance last week, rapper DaBaby has issued another apology expressing remorse for the “hurtful and triggering” comments he made towards the LGBTQ+ community as well as people with HIV and AIDS.
In a lengthy statement made on Monday (Aug. 2) via his Instagram, the 29-year-old rapper says he’s educated himself and knows better now.
“I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless.”
This apology comes after the rapper was dropped by Day N Vegas from the upcoming bill in November, the third festival to remove him from the lineup following Governors Ball and Lollapalooza on Sunday.
The controversy started on July 27 at Rolling Loud in Miami where he told the crowd, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up. Ladies, if your p—y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking di– in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
Read DaBaby’s full apology below.