During his performance at Rolling Loud: Miami, DaBaby made homophobic comments while asking fans to hold their phones with their flashlights on in the air with the statement, if “you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks,” along with other controversial remarks that targeted the LBGTQ+ community.
Releasing his video “Giving What It’s Supposed To Give” just a few days after the controversy, DaBaby seems to mirror what he said during his Rolling Loud performance as he holds a sign that says “AIDS” in the visual and ends it with a screen that reads “Don’t Fight Hate With Hate,” in rainbow colors. It continues: “My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you.”
Since the controversy, DaBaby has been dropped by the clothing brand BoohooMan. “BoohooMan condemns the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby,” the statement read. “Diversity and inclusion are part of the Boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe. We stand by and support the LGBTQ+ community, and do not tolerate any hate speech or discrimination in any form.”