American rapper, Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, known professionally as DaBaby, drops his second apology to the LGBTQ+ community for his homophobic comments.
The 29-year-old BET Award-winning rapper while performing at Rolling Loud festival in July made a comment which didn’t go down well with the masses, where he received a lot of jabs on social media.
“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… Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d–k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.” Kirk had said while performing at Rolling Loud in Miami.
He later one in an Instagram Live, stood by his statement saying “I wasn’t going on a rant. That’s called a call to action. That’s what that’s called, cause I’m a live performer. I’m the best live performer.”
He has since then been receiving much backlash from fans as well some celebrities in the likes of; Dua Lipa, Elton John, and Madonna, which made him later on announce his regret and also dropped his first apology.
“Anybody who done ever been effected [sic] by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on [sic] offending anybody. So my apologies,” he tweeted last week. “But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.”
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.
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021
DaBaby after dropping his first apology in the course of last week which wasn’t accepted by many follows it up with his second apology.
The rapper took to his official Instagram page on Monday, August 2, 2021, to render his apology to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments he made in a lengthy statement.
“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.” part of the statement read.
Check out his full apology below.
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