DaBaby Dismisses Quest Love’s Criticisms About His Controversial Comments

Roommates, DaBaby is caught in a web of criticism coming from many directions, including other artists. Industry giants like Madonna, Elton John and most recently  Quest Love has spoken out after the rapper made misinformed and problematic comments about HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ community. The Roots frontman critiqued DaBaby in a lengthy Instagram post calling his actions “wrong.”

Quest Love included a photo with the post, which named seven artists including The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, The Isley Brothers, Rihanna, Sade, Meg Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Hiatus Kaiyote and Sault.  DaBaby’s name was scratched out in the post.

“I was hypothetically asked if I was curating an updated version of #SummerOf Soul who would be my acts,” Quest Love wrote. “I gave my dream list and now I’m updating my list because it’s 2021 & f**k the bullshit. I’m especially not here for any savagery.”

Shortly after Quest Love’s post went live, DaBaby responded directly saying he doesn’t know who Quest Love is.

“& do not care about loosing you as a fan my boy lol @questlove,” DaBaby wrote in an Instagram Story post. “You or any other n****s who wanna play follow the leader.”

He continued to let off his thoughts in more Story posts saying “these n****s really think they gone influence people to stop fucking with the influence.” Seemingly not backing down from his stance and comments, DaBaby said “I got da influence and the nuts n***a.”

He ended his response by saying people are “tagging along” in critiquing him, but that he can’t be bullied. He also accused critics of “tryna gain new fans” from his “situation” cause their work isn’t performing — in his words “quiet.”

“N****s better hit the studio or sum,” DaBaby wrote.

Quest Love has not responded to DaBaby’s replies, instead choosing to post the song “Le Sweat” by Kanye West and a poster to an upcoming streaming dance party scheduled for Friday night.

DaBaby followed up his clap back by posting a snippet of his latest music video for the track “Giving What It’s Supposed To Give.” The video, which features graphic sexual clips and controversial lyrics, has been streamed on YouTube more than 2.4 million times since dropping on July 28.

DaBaby landed in hot water almost a week ago during his set at Rolling Loud in Miami. Though he has issued an apology to both the LGBTQ community and people affected by HIV/AIDS, DaBaby continues to face a slew of online criticism.

Watch the video clip below:

He also fired at brands and companies that “profit off of Black rappers influence on culture, without understanding it or having the patience to deal with what comes with the positions [rappers] play in our culture.” Shortly after, boohooMan announced they’d no longer be working with DaBaby, just about one month after collaborating on an exclusive fashion line.

DaBaby let a few additional thoughts off on Thursday night, taking his writings to Twitter.

“I was tryna be a rapper for like one more year God ready for me to be a ICON now,” he tweeted. “This what I asked for I proudly accept the challenge. Let’s get it. Y’all sit back I’m cut like that dat.”

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