DaBaby Returns to the Stage at HOT 97’s Summer Jam 2021, Addresses Homophobia Backlash

Published: Monday 23rd Aug 2021 by Sam

DaBaby stepped back into the spotlight last night at Hot 97s Summer Jam 2021. 

The rapper has been caught in quite the firestorm after making homophobic and insensitive remarks about those living with HIV at Rolling Loud Miami.

As covered extensively on That Grape Juice, the backlash was blazing and saw the star dropped from a plethora of festivals, axed from brand partnerships, and condemned by many of his contemporaries.

Looking to put the drama in rearview, DaBaby’s slot at New York’s Summer Jam remained and he drew on the moment to address the scandal.

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Speaking during a montage that played before his performance, the MC said thanked organizers who he says:

“[Hot 97] allowed me to share my gift, share my blessing with y’all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash.

They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies when I said I never, ever meant to offend anybody or say anything to make anybody feel any type of way live on that stage a few weeks ago. Hot 97 was also willing to stick they neck out on the line, willing to go against all odds with everything going on out here in the world, and still allow me to come out here on this stage and utilise they platform to help the world move forward.”

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Later in his set, he referenced the drama again:

“I never in my life meant to offend anybody, you know, and I apologize…that ain’t even how I rock.

But check this out, other than the people that was truly offended, I feel like the rest of y’all motherf**kers are being cry babies.” 

The rapper then proceeded to perform his verse from ‘Cry Baby’ – his collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion.


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  1. Detruth August 23, 2021

    Some people were just being cry babies if we are being honest however he still hasn’t realized that he can’t just say stuff like that. Everyone of his so called apologies has had a smart/ condescending comment in it rather the comment was true or not. If u can’t own it then don’t even apologize bro or ppl will still feel some type of way.

  2. UHoesFunny August 23, 2021

    This dirtbag will never learn 🤦🏾‍♂️

  3. KeyLoLo August 23, 2021


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