DaBaby was a surprise guest during 50 Cent‘s performance at the Rolling Loud festival in New York Thursday night.
via: Page Six
Show organizers preapproved the controversial star’s surprise appearance, TMZ reported.
Rolling Loud is the same festival where just three months prior, DaBaby told a crowd in Miami, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, put your cellphone light up. … Fellas, if you ain’t sucking n—as’ d–k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights in the air.”
The “Suge” rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, initially defended his comments but later issued a half-apology on Twitter.
“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 at the time, adding, “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 was subsequently dropped from multiple scheduled performances, including Lollapalooza and Governors Ball.
Countless artists including Dua Lipa, Elton John and Madonna also condemned the hip-hop star for offending the LGBTQIA+ community.
“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,” Lipa, who collaborated with him on a remix of her song “Levitating,” said in a statement. “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.”
Of course it’s 50 Cent that would bring him out.