Elton John Blasts DaBaby’s Homophobic and HIV Remarks For Fueling ‘Discrimination & Stigma’

Published: Wednesday 28th Jul 2021 by Rashad

Legendary ‘Rocket Man’ singer Elton John is among many blasting DaBaby for his controversial commentary on homosexuality and people living with HIV.

As widely reported, the ‘Rockstar’ rapper has been rocking headlines all week after taking to the Rolling Loud concert festival to denounce men who “suck d*ck in parking lots’ and those who ‘showed up with AIDS that’ll make [them] die in 2-3 weeks.”

Despite issuing an apology, the fallout from his words has been massive and included public slammings from the likes of Pop star Dua Lipa, fashion brand boohooMAN, and others (as we reported here).

Now, in what should come as a teachable moment for DaBaby, John is adding his two cents to the conversation. Look inside to see what he said:


As seen above, John took to Twitter Wednesday (July 28) to issue a statement via the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

It reads:

“We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show. This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic. The facts are: HIV has affected over 70 million people globally: men, women, children and the most vulnerable people in our communities. In America, a gay black man has a 50% lifetime chance of contracting HIV. Stigma and shame around HIV and homosexuality is a huge driver of this vulnerability.

We need to break down the myths and judgements and not fuel these. You can live a long and healthy life with HIV. Treatment is so advanced that with one pill a day, HIV can become undetectable in your body so you can’t pass it onto other people. Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place in our society and industry and as musicians, we must spread compassion and love for the most marginalised people in our communities. A musician’s job is to bring people together.”


The OSCAR, TONY, and GRAMMY-winning legend, who is openly gay, is no stranger to making headlines for schooling problematic rappers.

In 2001, he most famously teamed with Eminem to perform ‘Stan’ at the year’s GRAMMY Awards – a move that shocked many as the emcee’s lyrics had long garnered criticism for content deemed hate speech against the LGBTQ+ community.

The two have since maintained a friendship.
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  1. Yummy Cummy July 28, 2021

    Go Aunt Elton💋 let’s cancel this piece of street trash 🗑 da baby acting like he never sucked a d*** before. Don’t lie, every man does that and it’s very normal!

  2. Wwwd July 28, 2021

    He is a rapper what did dre say

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 July 28, 2021

      Oh shut up, you braindead black redneck bish.

    • BUZZ OFF July 28, 2021

      He’s too Rich to be this damn fool and Ignorant .. Get some class if he doesn’t have none.. So embarrassing to see the black community Falling lower and lower everyday cuz of these Hood N***gas..

  3. Jeffrey Gonzalez July 28, 2021

    I’m sort of disappointed by the way this article chose to portray Elton. No where in his comments did Elton call on anyone to cancel DaBaby, he didn’t call DaBaby any names. He just said that DaBaby’s comments were homophobic and that those comments were based in misinformation. All of that is true. There is A LOT of stigma surrounding H**/A***. Some contract through no fault of their own. Case in point, according to the CDC, 22% of all Paramedics have at minimum one instance annually where they are exposed to a blood borne pathogen.

    This is a very sensitive topic and I am certain that there are many who will come across this article who have H** themselves and be disappointed that someone who has a long history of fighting for the rights of patients with H** is being portrayed in a way that makes his actions and words appear inappropriate or undeserved.

    Just my thoughts

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