‘Rockstar’ rapper DaBaby has been rocking headlines since his showing at the ‘Rolling Loud’ concert festival Sunday night (July 25) saw him relay commentary deemed homophobic.
As reported here, the GRAMMY nominee’s (born Jonathan Kirk) name was sent to trending status on social media after he made insensitive statements on stage about people with HIV and men who ‘suck d*ck,’ dodged a shoe being thrown at him, and even brought out Tory Lanez minutes after Megan Thee Stallion finished performing.
With his shocking words continuing to make their rounds, many – including fellow celebs – are weighing in on the hoopla. Among them is fellow rapper T.I., who is now making headlines for issuing a statement somewhat defending Kirk.
See what he said inside:
Early Monday (July 26), T.I. (born Clifford Harris) entered the chat to suggest DaBaby should be able to express his views on homosexuality (regardless of how controversial) the same way Lil Nas X – an openly gay performer – can express his views on the topic.
In the now-deleted tweet above, Harris sent fans into a frenzy when he stated:
“If Lil Nas X can kick his sh*t in peace…so should dababy. #equality”
After a backlash ensued, Harris took to Instagram live to elaborate on his stance. Despite spending the first half of the video praising members of the LGBT community for their willingness to live in their truths unapologetically” (seen above), Harris expressed that the sexually suggestive content of artists like Lil Nas X and Cardi B (via her hit ‘WAP’) was not to his liking and unsuitable for children (see: 3:43 mark).
When it came to DaBaby, the ‘Whatever You Like‘ hitmaker said:
“If homosexual have more rights than heterosexual people, just say that. Let that be the law,” he voiced before admonishing the ‘fake hoopla’ around DaBaby’s comments and later stating, “If you have Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you’re going to have people like DaBaby speaking their truth. There’s nothing wrong with any of it. It’s all honesty and everyone living in their truth.”
Watch the video in full below: