Two of the queer community’s biggest stars are speaking out against DaBaby, who has been experiencing tremendous fallout from his controversial Rolling Loud comments.
If you haven’t been following this story, it all began when DaBaby did a callout to the audience at the Miami festival during his set. The callout specifically targeted members of the gay community and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Despite offering somewhat of an apology amid a Twitter rant in which he was responding to the backlash, DaBaby continued to lose relationships with both his music and his business associates.
With Dua Lipa distancing herself from Baby, Demi Lovato, who recently came out as non-binary, then used her platform to encourage fans to stream the original version of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” and not the remix featuring DaBaby.
She shared an image created by influencer Matt Berstein that featured the words “HIV is not a gay disease,” that was specially aimed at DaBaby.
Then Elton John spoke on behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation to condemn DaBaby’s misinformation about HIV in a series of tweets.
“HIV Misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry,” Elton John’s statement read. “We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it. As musicians, it’s our job to bring people together.”
“We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show. This fuels the stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic,” Elton John said.
The rest of his tweets addressed facts about HIV and AIDS.