DaBaby's Rolling Loud Miami set was trending for many controversial reasons on Sunday night but one of his more provocative moves had the crowd and people on social media shook.
The "Suge" rapper brought out Tory Lanez during his time onstage — right after a set by Megan Thee Stallion. ICYMI: Meg accused the Brampton, Ont. rapper of shooting her in the foot last year.
Tory came out onstage during DaBaby's set wearing a costume. "I'll give somebody out here a million dollars if they can guess who in here," DaBaby said, directly after performing his verse in his "Cry Baby" collab with Meg. Yes, you read that right.
Lo and behold, Tory emerged from the costume and the two performed their newest collab "SKAT."
Fans were furious that DaBaby would blatantly disrespect Megan Thee Stallion.
DaBaby went on to show how petty he can really be by performing "Cash Sh*t," another collab with Meg, after Tory left the stage.
Someone threw a shoe at DaBaby's head after he chose mess and brought out Tory during the three-day hip-hop festival.
DaBaby is also facing criticism after he made offensive comments about the LGTBQIA+ community and those living with HIV during his set.
“If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, then put your cellphone light up,” DaBaby said.
“Ladies, if your p***y smell like water, put a cellphone light them up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d**k in the parking lot put your cellphone light up. Keep it real," the rapper said to the crowd.
The video footage went viral on social media and many people were calling out the "BOP" rapper for his extremely homophobic comments.
Many celebrities have spoken out against DaBaby after his comments went viral including Madonna, Elton John and Dua Lipa.
Dua Lipa addressed the remarks in an Instagram story, telling her fans that she was horrified by his comments and that she doesn't recognize the person she worked with on their hit collab, "Levitating."
"I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGTBQ community,” she added. “We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
Elton John said he was shocked to hear about DaBaby's remarks.
"This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic," he said.
(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
The facts are: pic.twitter.com/MqCv3vWiz2
Madonna posted a lengthy message directed at DaBaby to Instagram.
“A message to DaBaby – if you’re going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ community about HIV/AIDS then know your facts,” she wrote. “After decades of hard won scientific research— there are life saving medicines available to children born with HIV, to people who contract HIV through blood transfusions, dirty needles or exchange of bodily fluids.”
“… Your sexist remarks about Ladies who’s p*ssies need to smell like water only encourage more discrimination against women who fight daily against the oppression of living under the constraints of the Male Gaze,” she added. “People like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear. All Human beings should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or religious beliefs. AMEN.”
Demi Lovato shared an Instagram carousel from queer activist Matt Bernstein that explains the danger behind the rapper's remarks.
Real Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard Bassett said that DaBaby has some explaining to do.
"To refer to HIV and AIDS as a ‘deadly disease’ that kills people in ‘2-3 weeks’ is disgusting and dangerous at best. Like. Why would you say that?” she tweeted.
Online fashion retailer boohooMAN said that they condemn "the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby."
boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby.— boohooMAN (@boohooMAN) July 28, 2021
Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe.
Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness, who revealed that he is HIV-positive in 2019, spoke out against DaBaby on Twitter.
"This stigma of HIV/AIDS is what is killing folks & it’s spread by this kind of misinformation that then people go believe #UequalsU," he tweeted.
Questlove had created his own Summer of Soul festival lineup and had originally named DaBaby as one of the acts on the hypothetical list.
After DaBaby's comments surfaced, Questlove crossed the rapper's name off the list and explained why in a lengthy caption.
“And now I’m updating my list ——because it’s 2021 & f**k the bulls**t. I’m especially not here for any savagery (if you’re lost: Google the idiocy of the crossed out),” Questlove captioned the picture. “But right is right & his actions are wrong. Somebody Gotta say it: Homophobia/Transphobia/Xenophobia/Misogyny/Racism——this should go w/o saying is morally wrong.”
DaBaby took to Twitter to apologize for his comments on Tuesday after receiving all the backlash.
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 🙏🏾— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021
But the LGBT community... I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.
As if DaBaby hadn't already done enough damage to his reputation/career/relationship with several communities onstage at the festival on Sunday night, he also decided to pay a $10,000 fine to continue to perform after his set time was up.
"So, they just said we got 8 minutes left or anything after 12 o'clock, that's $10,000," the rapper told the crowd.
"So if I pay the $10,000 out my pocket, I could get 'em the full show?" the rapper asked the promoters on the side of the stage.
"Y'all mothaf**kas thought you were paying to see me. I'm 'bout to pay to see y'all," the rapper said before telling the crowd to scream, "Thank you, Baby."
DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion went back and forth on Twitter in June after he made light of her getting shot, a day after releasing his collab with Tory.
The argument began when fans pointed out that DaBaby had retweeted a post that said, "I guess @DaBabyDaBaby and @ToryLanez cool now bc the[sic] both shot somebody and don't have to do no jail time."
DaBaby claimed it was unintentional and tried to blame it on a possible glitch with his account.
Megan addressed the situation without tagging DaBaby in her response.
"Support me in private and publicly do something different…these industry men are very strange. This situation ain't no damn 'beef' and I really wish people would stop down playing it like it's some internet sh*t for likes and retweets," she wrote on Twitter.
DaBaby said he doesn't have any bad energy toward Meg and told her not to read into the drama. But this Rolling Loud set screams otherwise.
Now, we're not saying it was Pardi who threw the shoe at DaBaby, but we wouldn't be mad at it.
[video_embed id='2081731']BEFORE YOU GO: Megan Thee Stallion takes aim at Tory Lanez[/video_embed]