Dua Lipa spoke out about her “Levitating” collaborator DaBaby’s recent homophobic remarks on Instagram Tuesday (July 27th).
Videos of DaBaby’s speech from the Rolling Loud Miami festival surfaced Sunday (July 25) showing the rapper saying, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS…any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that make you die in 2, 3 weeks, put your cell phone light in the air.”
He later added, “Fellas, if you ain’t sucking no d**k in the parking lot, put your cell phone light in the air.”
In a video posted online, DaBaby said that his words were only meant to amp up the crowd and that his gay fans participated because his gay fans “don’t got f***ing AIDS.”
Dua responded to fans calling for the removal of DaBaby on the “Levitating” Remix on her Instagram Story. The singer shared, “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby‘s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with.
“I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
Dua Lipa speaking out about DaBaby’s recent homophobic comments via Instagram Stories.— Dua Lipa News (@dlipanews) July 27, 2021
“I know my fans know where my heart lies and I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community.” pic.twitter.com/Lx6AaZek6C
Other artists have spoken out against DaBaby’s remarks including Elton John and Demi Lovato.
(1/5) 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.— Elton John (@eltonofficial) July 28, 2021
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DaBaby’s clothing line with BoohooMan has been cancelled following the controversial remarks.
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