DaBaby Responds to Questlove’s Criticism Over His Homophobic Remarks: ‘I Don’t Know Who He Is’

Published: Thursday 29th Jul 2021 by Rashad

Questlove is among the growing number of critics voicing their disappointment in GRAMMY-nominated rapper DaBaby after he spewed homophobic comments at ‘Rolling Loud’ in Miami on Sunday (July 25).


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Taking aim at ‘men who suck d*ck in parking lots’ and people living with HIV (as we reported here), DaBaby (born Jonathan Kirk) saw his statements met with outrage from many – a furor that only grew as the emcee apologized but continually attempted to defend his actions.

In response to Kirk’s insensitivity, Questlove took to Instagram Wednesday (July 28) to condemn the rapper’s comments as ‘f*cked up.’  Via a lengthy statement, The Roots frontman said:

“I was hypothetically asked if I was curating an updated version of #SummerOfSoul who would be my acts? I gave my dream list. And now I’m updating my list ——because it’s 2021 & fuck the bullshit. I’m especially not here for any savagery (if you’re lost: Google the idiocy of the crossed out). I’m not trine be all performative smurf & create a social flogging or start some click bait headlines. That’s missing the point. 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. & not that fake hiding behind religion holier than thou morally wrong. But “that was fucked up” & wrong. I had to say something. Again I’m not doing this for “what do you want a cookie bro w your “love ye one another” posts?——-black people already have a code about publicly criticizing so I’ll admit i was slow to do this because I mean he don’t know me from Adam. So this will prolly get marked as “old hater” territory. But man…..that shit was not cool at all. I dunno man—-maybe I’m turning into a grump: barely said anything about Rih in ‘06 (lemme mind my business), looked the other way w ol bol & that MaGa Hat (he going thru thangs let him work it out)——don’t even get me started on half of my rap heroes damn near becoming f*x news talking points w their russian bot reposts & misinformation on all things facts. Huey Newton wisely stated in the early 70s that we as a people should NEVER go so low in life (with what we been through) that we start oppressing/terrorizing the next man in the way we been terrorized for centuries. Y’all got my point. Sorry this came off awkward but y’all get the point. Y’all gonna learn that there are other human beings living in the space you are.”


Once Questlove’s comments hit the desk of DaBaby, the rapper took to social media Thursday night (July 29) to say:


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  1. wwwd July 29, 2021

    hunny your not tupac dont get it f***** up
    then da baby dont know nothing about the roots he dont know nothing about eryak badu, take his picture down. he saying idl know who he is thats not how you approach another artist…take his pic down

    • WRTW? July 30, 2021

      It’s been great watching this dumpster fire which is Jonathan’s mouth

  2. Truth July 30, 2021

    Baby needs a muzzle

  3. Truth July 30, 2021

    Mf pacify da baby or sumthin

  4. The Drag Queen July 30, 2021

    When a clown speaks on a legend…
    nah fool NOBODY knows who YOU are!
    I mentioned this topic to a coworker of mine today at work and she thought I was referring to an actual baby 😳
    The jokes write themselves…

    • Str8 Guy July 30, 2021

      And I’m quite sure your co-worker is 60+. Quit playn q**** queen, everyone kno who DaBaby is. That was that man opinion accept that shi* and keep pushn my guh

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 30, 2021

        “Str8 Guy?” SCREAMING 🤣

      • THE DRAG QUEEN July 30, 2021

        How cute. You tried and failed…take the next cliff and jump. Trying to check me but not even getting a check you broke ramen noodle slurping, boxed wine burping, flat ass twerking disease of a “str8” man. Da Baby is only known in ghettos…currently where you reside. Not everyone pays attention to or surrounds themselves with the mediocre nonsense you accept in your everyday food stamped life. Wouldn’t even be surprised if you were DaBaby himself writing that nonsense. Dumb f***….

  5. wwwd July 30, 2021

    he dont know jill scott., the roots, take dude down..

  6. Pat July 30, 2021

    Quest is one of the most well connected artists in the industry. Don’t try him

  7. wwwd July 30, 2021

    he tryna diss him. he dont know jimmy fallon, he never seen questlove

    • akathexfactor July 30, 2021

      💯 Quest is a part of The Roots too! A lot of young artists today are clueless to the OG’s, pioneers and legends! Smh

  8. akathexfactor July 30, 2021

    Scratch meg off that list to questlove! 💯 😹

  9. Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 30, 2021

    “N**** this, n**** that” ugh

  10. Justme July 30, 2021

    Why he ain’t @ chris brown like he did questlove 🤔🤔🤔.. if he the man the influencer than do it

  11. Haterz Gon’ Hate July 30, 2021

    Wow. CryBaby was lucky enough to get signed, cross over and occupy a position of influence while earning coin to make a better life for himself and he is coming across like the most ignorant remorseless äšśhøłë.

    Karma is gonna come for him…. The pride before the fall tho…. 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

  12. Mr. RCW July 30, 2021

    Now that’s what you call a Nigg*! I hope they cancel his ignorant ass

  13. Str8 Guy July 30, 2021

    And I’m quite sure your co-worker is 60+. Quit playn q**** queen, everyone kno who DaBaby is. That was that man opinion accept that shi* and keep pushn my guh

  14. Proud and Gay July 30, 2021


    First of all what kind of name is that? Secondly your are the most vacuous individual to walk this planet. Using the N word like it’s water is another disrespectful term. It’s 2021 and you still calling people the N word. Really, grow up! last but no least, as an educated Proud gay African American, I am astounded at your action. Have some decorum about yourself.

  15. Difdog July 30, 2021

    The what? wtf is a dababy ?

  16. Terrance t Darby July 30, 2021

    Da Baby wasn’t wrong for what he said. Not EVERYBODY wants to be a part of the gay lifestyle. And its just as valid a choice as choosing to slurp on another man’s Woody in a parking lot. If quest is a part of the go along to get along gang thats his choice. But don’t rio on a cat who chooses to stand on what he thinks is right.

  17. Nikki Deauveau July 30, 2021

    That’s just it little un-intellectual diaper boy come out of that damn diaper & learn a little something about his culture he would know who he was & homeboy could have taught his trifling ass a little respect with his disrespectful ass…. I said what I said!!!

  18. Farrahs Luggage July 30, 2021

    Ughhhhhhh!!! Stop making stupid people famous!!!

  19. Claude Remains July 30, 2021

    The fact that he doesn´t even know who Questlove is just shows how dumb and ignorant Crybaby is!!!!

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