The reason why DaBaby has been getting dropped like a hot potato from all of the fall music festivals is because he failed to deliver an apology video he promised Lollapalooza organizers.
Following the public outrage from his distasteful and offensive remarks at Rolling Loud, representatives for the Charlotte rapper reached out to the promoters of seven fall festivals and assured them that he would make a public apology.
DaBaby allegedly agreed to record a heartfelt video apology to the LGBTQ+ community that would be played before he took the stage at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Sunday, August 1.
His camp promised that the apology would be much more sincere than when he tweeted:
Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies
But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.
See the tweet below.
Lollapalooza organizers and Live Nation never received the video apology and that’s when DaCancellations began.
Lollapalooza dropped him from their lineup and added Young Thug in his slot.
As the day went on, the news of the no show apology video spread to other organizers.
By Monday, DaBaby lost DaBookings for the Governors Ball in New York, the Day N Vegas Festival, the headline spot at the Can’t Wait Live! benefit concert in Philly and Manchester U.K.’s Parklife Festival.
That’s when his team called in Olivia Pope and Associates to pen an apology
The formal apology was so moving the only thing missing was a violin player.
Unfortunately, the damage was already done and it still wasn’t the video apology they originally promised.
So, on Tuesday the DaCancellations continued.
The rapper was dropped from the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Music Midtown in Atlanta, and the ACL Fest in Austin, Texas.
If you were hoping to see DaBaby perform this summer – he still has a concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas on August 14.
He’s still on Hot 97’s Summer Jam roster on August 22. And he’s slated for a September 4 concert at Fiddler’s Green near Denver….at least he still as at the time of this post.
Never make a promise that you don’t keep.