After doubling down on his remarks via social media, the rapper eventually offered a half-hearted apology in an attempt to quell the shizznit storm he created.
But, it appears the aftermath is far from over.
Sir Elton John has entered the convo. He took to Twitter with the following statement:
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.
The facts are:
HIV has affected over 70 million people globally: men, women, children and the most vulnerable people in our communities.
In America, a gay black man has a 50% lifetime chance of contracting HIV. Stigma and shame around HIV and homosexuality is a huge driver of this vulnerability. We need to break down the myths and judgements and not fuel these.
You can live a long and healthy life with HIV. Treatment is so advanced that with one pill a day, HIV can become undetectable in your body so you can’t pass it onto other people.
Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place in our society and industry and as musicians, we must spread compassion and love for the most marginalised people in our communities. A musician’s job is to bring people together.
See his original tweets here.
Demi Lovato took to Instagram with a message and her own call-to-action when she posted a photo that said, “HIV is not a gay disease.”
In the caption, she encouraged people to only listen to the original version of Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating,” rather than the remix, which features DaBaby.
boohooMAN fashion brand also released a statement on Wednesday stating they will no longer be working with the rapper.
boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby.
Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe.
We stand by and support the LGBTQ+ community, and do not tolerate any hate speech or discrimination in any form.
See their original post below.
DaBaby took to Instagram with a message of his own.