DaBaby, whose actual title is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, ignited instantaneous backlash after he made homophobic, sexist and derogatory remarks at Rolling Loud in Miami over the weekend.
He additionally spread misinformation about HIV and AIDS, telling the group in video captured by TMZ to carry up their telephones “should you didn’t present up right now with HIV/AIDS, or different STDs that’ll make you die in two to 3 weeks.”
The “Like a Prayer” singer condemned the rapper for spreading false info and inspired DaBaby to “know your information.”
“After many years of onerous received scientific analysis — there are actually life saving medicines out there to youngsters born with HIV, to individuals who contract HIV by way of blood transfusions, soiled needles or change of bodily fluids,” she wrote. “These new ARV’s can hold an individual with AIDS alive for the remainder of their lives!!! AID’s will not be transmitted by standing subsequent to somebody in a crowd.”
“I need to put my cellphone lighter up and pray on your ignorance, Nobody dies of AIDS in 2 or 3 weeks anymore. Thank God,” Madonna added, earlier than denouncing the rapper’s sexist remarks in opposition to ladies “who battle each day in opposition to the oppression of residing underneath the constraints of the Male Gaze.”
“Folks like you’re the motive we’re nonetheless residing in a world divided by concern. All Human beings needs to be handled with dignity and respect no matter race, gender, sexual choice or spiritual beliefs,” she wrote. “AMEN.”
Males’s style firm BoohooMAN additionally introduced it might be chopping ties with the rapper after beforehand collaborating on a capsule assortment collectively this yr.
“BoohooMAN condemn the usage of homophobic language and ensure we’ll no lengthy be working with DaBaby,” the model stated in an announcement shared on its social media Wednesday. “Variety and inclusion are a part of the Boohoo Teams DNA and we satisfaction ourselves on representing the varied clients we serve throughout the globe. We stand by and assist the LGBT+ neighborhood, and don’t tolerate hate speech or discrimination in any kind.”
DaBaby issued an apology on Tuesday, after beforehand doubling down on his comments and calling them a “name to motion” as a result of he’s “a dwell performer.”
“Anyone who completed ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all acquired the correct to be upset, what I stated was insensitive though I’ve no intentions on offending anyone,” the rapper stated. “So my apologies. However the LGBT neighborhood… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all enterprise is y’all enterprise.”
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