Nick Cannon Defends DaBaby after Homophobia Scandal, Slams “Mob Rule”

Published: Tuesday 10th Aug 2021 by Sam

DaBaby has tasted sweet success in recent years, but his popularity has been souring of late in the wake of shocking homophobic and anti-HIV comments he made on-stage at Rolling Loud Miami.

As extensively covered here on That Grape Juice, the rapper was slammed in earnest by his peers, dropped from brand campaigns, and eliminated from a growing list of festivals following the remarks.

And while many have rolled their eyes at the defensive tone of his “apologies,” the MC has found support from none other than Nick Cannon.

As reported, the media-maestro stopped by The Breakfast Club this week and during his visit, he was quizzed on DaBaby’s predicament. Largely in light of how he managed to weather his own firestorm after making anti-Semitic comments last year.

Chopping it up with Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy, Cannon claimed that the situation with DaBaby is a teachable moment of “education” for the star. He went on, however, to slam cancel culture and express disapproval of “mob rule.”

His words below…

Cannon began:

“First of all, I think not only in the Black community — and I’ve experienced it — but definitely just men a lot of times, we have that ego. We believe apologizing is weakness when it actually takes great strength to step up to anyone and say, ‘I was wrong. I know Baby. And that’s a strong brother…. That man just lost his pops, his brother, all the things that he… and still to have that big smile that he has every day, knowing everything….”

He continued:

“He a fighter. We’ve seen his back against the wall. He’s swinging, he’s swinging just so he could get out of… We all have to accept emotion. To say ‘I’m sorry,’ that’s a self-proclamation. To apologize is an action. And to actually repent or atone is actually the next level because now you’re trying to understand, there’s education involved with that, there’s actually community involved with that. And that’s the other thing too, where I challenge all these people who actually want to cancel somebody, and even specifically in DaBaby’s situation, let’s use this as an opportunity for education. Because that’s what happened in my scenario.”

On the mass canceling of DaBaby:

“I don’t agree with it. Just because it’s like, ‘What statement is that making other than you’re just following?’ It’s group think. It’s a mentality, it’s mob rule. Mob rule has never worked in any society, to where it’s like, ‘Oh well they did it! So we gotta do it. Even when I watched my process, where people I rocked with was like, ‘Man, well, they did, so we gotta follow suit.’ … This is a moment where we should all gather around DaBaby and embrace him because if we can do that, watch how many mentalities will change in the hip-hop community.”

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While it remains to be seen what DaBaby’s current outlook on the situation is, Mr. Cannon is, unfortunately, missing the crux of the issue – despite ironically highlighting it.

DaBaby was not dragged solely for his comments, he was dragged for doubling down on them. Over and over. Ultimately, was raked over the coals for puffing out what Nick rightly pointed to as his “ego.”

Furthermore, there has been constant talk of education. But not enough talk of the fact that only those who WANT to be educated can be educated. Thus far, very little of DaBaby’s actions after his on-stage antics have pointed to a desire to better his understanding of the groups he offended and the harmfulness of the toxic ideology he spouted.

As of writing, he’s scrubbed his apology from Instagram. Some have viewed the move as a negative jab at those he apologized to, while others have interpreted it as a possible indicator of more commentary to come.

So, it’ll be interesting to see what his next move is and whether it does a solid service of undoing the flames of fury he ignited and then fueled the more with his…ego.

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  1. Justme August 10, 2021

    Nick has sympathy cuz the same thing happened to him, however nick didn’t double down on he said, then delete the apology. Word on the curb was the Baby was supposed to do a recorded apology by a certain time to not be taken off those festivals and he didn’t. So he made his bed now he gotta lay in it. They gave him opportunity and he didn’t take it. He knows his community is gonna stand behind him cuz they think the same way.

  2. Jay August 10, 2021

    Nick pls shut up! You just got back from being cancelled… Foh

    • Lanafan1 August 10, 2021

      He was never canceled.

      • Nah August 10, 2021

        Yes he was. The Jews basically srunbed all remnants of him from MTV and VH1 until he came crawling back on his hands and knees apologizing and admitting that he was grossly misinformed and in over his head. They literally stopped his bag and brought him to his knees. Nick should stay in his lane and just be tge funny corny kid.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        @Nah, that’s right, blame the JEWS 🙄 Not a black man who racially ABUSED them.

      • Nah August 10, 2021

        I was responding to the allegation that he wasn’t canceled. I wasn’t debating the reason for him being canceled or if it was his fault or not. I was just pointing out that it did indeed happen.

      • a c*** named Shayla August 10, 2021

        The evil white devil Nazis murdered the Jews. Save your troll energy for them trick

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        The Nazis were finished in the 1940s. Move on trick.

        Besides, because one group hates on a group of people, it’s ok for another!

        Your argument is weak, to say the least…

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        *?

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 10, 2021

        Shayla Queen™ 👑 was spot on again and put them ugly trolls in their place.

  3. Lorn August 10, 2021

    You have an antisemite defending a homophob. Ok

    • Flopyonce August 10, 2021

      It’s okay to be anti semite. They deserve it.

      • Carlitos August 10, 2021

        Stfu, you racist c-u-n-t. You clearly deserve it, you raggedy, musty, rat looking a$$!

  4. Perfection is so mhph… 💅🏾 August 10, 2021

    Artist are just delusional. Do they realize I DONT HAVE TO SUPPORT YOU. And if you bite the hand that feeds you. THEN YOU CANCELED YOURSELF! And if someone messes up yup you’re canceled!! It’s easy not to mess up. Stop with the games

  5. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

    Racist, homophobic and fücks/breeds like an animal or a dog with an ever growing amount of women he then fleds the homes of. Is this actually new for a black man? This is pretty much a normal black man (but SSSSHHHH because you can’t possibly tell the truth!)

  6. wolsinyourarea August 10, 2021

    he brought up some real interesting points to say the least lol

  7. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 10, 2021

    Loser defending loser 💅🏿 Just like trashy bish and her other 100+ troll accounts are defending flopmani 😂🤣😂keep holding that L

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      Trashy BISH needs smacking around the face with a wet mop

  8. Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

    Where is this same “cancel culture is wrong” when it comes to a white man saying or doing a lot LESS? People are quick to condemn cancel culture when the person being cancelled is black, yet all for it when the person is white.

    • Carlitos August 10, 2021

      Just shut up. Seriously, shut tf up. You’re a fool.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

        Please elaborate

  9. Damn August 10, 2021

    One would think that Nick would be done with offering his unsolicited opinion on hot button issues that don’t directly affect him. He’s not the brightest bulb on the tree and his comments often trip him up and reveal just how unintelligent he really is.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 August 10, 2021

      He speaks as though he thinks he IS really intelligent. And ohhhh so DEEP lol 😂

  10. eric August 10, 2021

    Nick is so incredibly immature. He is dismissing the feelings of anyone who was offended by labeling it group think, as if it’s not possible for a large number of individuals to legitimately want to boycott DaBaby for his stupid comments. And Nick is mixed up in the head to want for everyone to embrace DaBaby to fix misconceptions in the hip-hop community. If there’s gonna be any real change, the hip-hop community needs to be embracing the people they label and ostracize for not going along with THEIR group think mentality about the roles of men and women in society.

    • Paulo August 10, 2021

      👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Ace Blanks August 10, 2021

      This the best comment I’ve seen on this topic!!!

  11. Paulo August 10, 2021

    Sir, you have too many actual baby diapers to change to be running after daBaby to clean his s*** up. How would embracing a homophobe teach the community anything but lack of accountability? Shut up!

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