Rapper DaBaby dropped by two more music festival lineups after making anti-gay comments

DaBaby was dropped from two more music festival lineups on Monday for his anti-gay comments at a previous performance and on social media last weekend.

A day after Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival canceled the rapper’s performance, the Governors Ball in New York and Day N Vegas in Nevada both followed suit and removed him from their lineups. DaBaby performed at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival, held July 24th and 25th, and reportedly made comments about gay men followed by comments about HIV and AIDS. “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,” DaBaby told the audience, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Elton John blasted DaBaby over his comments. “We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show. This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic,” John posted to Twitter. “Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place in our society and industry and as musicians, we must spread compassion and love for the most marginalized people in our communities. A musician’s job is to bring people together.”



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