DaBaby feedback spark backlash from Elton John, Madonna and different celebs | CNN

2021-07-30 20:07:20

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From left: DaBaby, Elton John and Madonna.


DaBaby has attracted some high-profile critics.

Elton John, Madonna, Questlove and others have come out to sentence the rapper’s feedback final weekend on the Rolling Loud music pageant in Miami.

Through the efficiency, he made false and insulting feedback about homosexual males and HIV, and spoke crudely about girls, as nicely.

John, who’s homosexual and a longtime HIV activist, took to Twitter to say “We’ve been shocked to learn concerning the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a latest DaBaby present.”

“This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the alternative of what our world must combat the AIDS epidemic,” he tweeted earlier than providing up some factual knowledge about HIV. “Homophobic and HIV mistruths haven’t any place in our society and business and as musicians, we should unfold compassion and love for essentially the most marginalised folks in our communities. A musician’s job is to deliver folks collectively.”

Madonna additionally shared her “message” to DaBaby on social media, posting a video of his remarks on her Instagram account and writing “If you happen to’re going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ neighborhood about HIV/AIDS then know your information.”

“After a long time of arduous received scientific analysis— there are actually life saving medicines accessible to youngsters born with HIV, to individuals who contract HIV by means of blood transfusions, soiled needles or alternate of bodily fluids,” she wrote. “These new ARV’s can preserve an individual with AIDS alive for the remainder of their lives!!! AID’s isn’t transmitted by standing subsequent to somebody in a crowd.”

Demi Lovato, who just lately went public that that they’re nonbinary, shared a submit from make-up artist and activist Matt Bernstein concerning the hazard of DaBaby’s feedback on her Instagram account.

Singer Dua Lipa, who collaborated with the rapper on a remix of her music “Levitating,” stated in an announcement on her Instagram Reside Tuesday that she was “shocked and horrified at DaBaby’s feedback.”

“I actually don’t acknowledge this because the individual I labored with. I do know my followers know the place my coronary heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ neighborhood,” she wrote. “We have to come collectively to combat the stigma and ignorance round HIV/AIDS.”

Musician, producer and filmmaker Questlove posted on Instagram an up to date dream listing of whom he would have play an up to date “Summer season of Soul” pageant with DaBaby’s title scratched off the listing.

“Any person Gotta say it: Homophobia/Transphobia/Xenophobia/Misogyny/Racism — this could go w/o saying is morally fallacious,” Questlove wrote.

However a minimum of one celeb has spoken out on behalf of the rapper.

“If you happen to gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him residing his reality, you gonna rattling certain have folks like DaBaby who gonna communicate their reality,” fellow T.I. stated on Instagram about rapper Lil Nas X being brazenly homosexual. “Ain’t nothing fallacious with none of it. It ain’t obtained to be no hate. It’s all honesty. All people residing of their reality.”

CNN has reached out to reps for DaBaby for remark.

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