Meek Mill and Boosie Badazz firmly believe that the music industry is blackballing DaBaby.
DaBaby initially made the claim when responding to the low sales of his latest album, “Baby On Baby 2”, which is expected to sell 16,000 units in its first week. “Not bad for da BlackBalled Baby,” the emcee wrote on Instagram Story.
Meek then weighed in on the situation. Taking to Twitter, the “All Eyes on You” spitter penned, “They blatantly black balling da baby .. not my business but ima observer.”
They blatantly black balling da baby .. not my business but ima observer ????
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) September 29, 2022
Boosie, in the meantime, argued on his own Twitter page, “Ain’t no way my n***a @DaBabyDaBaby supposed to sell 16k after selling almost 150k his last first week.” Boosie added, “He one of the BIGGEST n this s**t !! I DONT KNOW WHATS GOING ON BUT SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY GOING ON !!”
Ain’t no way my nigga @DaBabyDaBaby supposed to sell 16k after selling almost 150k his last first week ??he one of the BIGGEST n this shit ??I DONT KNOW WHATS GOING ON BUT SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY GOING ON ??
— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) September 29, 2022
Though so, some people believe that DaBaby is responsible for his own downfall. “Consumers are choosing not to listen to his music lmao that’s not black balling,” one user wrote. “DaBaby not only has 30 million monthly listeners on Spotify, he’s the face of RapCaviar this week. He did this to himself.”
Another individual chimed in, “y’all need to stop blaming everyone but him for his numbers.” The person continued, “chris brown and nba youngboy are blackballed but they’re not doing 13k first week lol his music is lackluster and repetitive + he went on a homophobic rant then doubled down on it like he did it to himself.”
Da Baby last project in 2020 'Blame it on Baby' sold 124K first week. His new project after being blackballed by Ebro, Apple Music is scheduled to do less than 20K. Now yall understand my Ebro convo…. DSPs control who is hot and who is not. Fall out of favor with them.. UR DONE
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) September 28, 2022