DaBaby continues to speak up and out against ongoing backlash stemming from homophobic and insensitive commentary he delivered at Sunday’s ‘Rolling Loud’ (July 25).
As has been extensively reported, the rapper (born Jonathan Kirk) has been dominating news cycles since he openly slammed ‘men who suck d*ck in parking lots’ and people living with HIV during his live performance at the concert festival – a stance that brewed swift criticism from concertgoers, fans, LGBTQ+ advocates and allies, and even fellow celebrities like Dua Lipa, Elton John, Anitta, Demi Lovato, and more.
Now, after issuing multiple statements and even a music video to address the hoopla of the matter, Kirk is still using his platform to clap back at detractors – likely to his detriment.
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Alongside the unveiling of his controversial, self-directed new music video, ‘Giving What It’s Supposed to Give’ Thursday (July 29), DaBaby issued another lengthy statement to address his continued backlash. In it, he even asserts the content of the clip “coincidentally” touches on the topics of AIDS.
The caption reads:
“You ever wrote a video, you and 3 others produce it, you direct it while starring AND rapping in it, film the video for 16 HOURS straight wrap up at 4am, take a shower & jump on a jet to @rollingloud and with only 2 hours of rest give one of the BEST performances of the entire festival yet the most controversial and emotion provoking performance as well; due to things deemed “insensitive” said during your performance even though you’re an ENTERTAINER, try to apologize and explain that you meant no harm & that you were only entertaining as you are paid to do, & have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference that is outside of yours, only to have a substantial amount of people refuse to understand your logic, tag along with a trending topic & play with your character and do everything they can to take money out of your pockets and food out your kids mouth, and have everybody around you panicking only for you to apologize anyway stand on the fact that you were entertaining and truly didn’t mean to offend anybody or start no commotion, although they’re currently offending you, & COINCIDENTALLY the video you were shooting till 4am the DAY OF @rollingloud touches on EVERY controversial topic trending in the headlines, so you then go against the grain in the opposite direction of every scared person around you & stay true to yourself & DROP DAT BITCH in the height of the commotion & show the world once again that you CANT BE FUCKED WIT?😴 I have🙋🏾♂️. I just did. God’s Work.”