As the last few weeks have seen Tik Tok users draw more and more attention to his ‘Whoomp! There It Is’-sampling breakthrough single, ‘Whole Lotta Choppas,’ relative newcomer Sada Baby seemed poise to finally make an impact on the Hot 100 – a potential underscored by Nicki Minaj‘s recent contribution to the remix of the burgeoning hit (click here to listen).
That is, until Twitter sleuths uncovered a slew of misogynistic and homophobic tweets from the Detroit rapper’s account.
At first unapologetic about the find as fans began making a whole lotta noise about his disrespectful 2011 commentary, his unrepentant response only further ignited backlash.
Eventually, he circled back to apologize and explain. Look inside for more:
To describe the criticism to the unearthed tweets above as “staunch” would be an understatement. Once the hoopla landed on Baby’s desk, he replied with:
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His nonchalant response sent that already heated criticism into overdrive, a reaction that prompted him to return to social media to apologize and detail why the tweets existed in the first place.
Expressing that his previously held views were “not acceptable,” the 27-year-old expounded on his new stance by stating:
“Couple tweets and old tweets came out earlier, you feel me, from 2011 when the n*gga was like 17, 18 all that type of sh*t,” Sada said. “My first initial response to the tweets on my story may give people the idea that I don’t sympathize with females that have been raped or situations. I’m almost 30-years-old and I don’t f*ckin’ tweet, don’t got the password to my Twitter, none of that… That’s old sh*t that you can’t judge me on. As far as the homophobic tweets, I got homosexuals that work at my label, you feel me, that’s personally worked with me. I deal with him twice, two, three times out the month.”
Later in the video, he asserted:
“My baby brother is blacker than Lil Yatchy,” said Sada in response to colorism accusations. “You can’t think I’m a colorist. All that sh*t is just some old sh*t from when a n*gga was young and just wildin’ out.”