If DaBaby wasn’t already speeding fast toward ‘CancelledVille’ thanks to his now viral homophobic rant at the ‘Rolling Loud’ concert festival Sunday (July 25), he’s well on his way to expediting the trip thanks to what he considers an explanation of his intent.
As reported here, the rapper (born Jonathan Kirk) pissed of members of the LGBTQ community and their allies when he took time from his set to tell the ‘Rolling Loud’ crowd to put their phones up “if you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or other STDs that’ll make you die in 2-3 weeks” and “Fellas, if you didn’t suck a n**** d*** in the parking lot.”
Needless to say, the insensitive commentary led to quite the hoopla and even garnered hundreds of thousands of angry tweets in response since going viral.
Finally breaking his silence on the matter, Kirk – as seen in the video above – took to social media Monday (July 26) to say:
‘I wasn’t going on a rant,’ he said before later continuing, ‘even my gay fans don’t have AIDS…my gay fans don’t go for that. They aren’t nasty gay n***as. They ain’t junkies.’
Claiming the press is undeservingly bringing ‘negative attention’ to his ‘classy gay fans,’ DaBaby finished his reaction video by asserting the short clip of his homophobic comments from Sunday was taken out of context and not wholly reflective of the point he was trying to make.