DaBaby Getting Canceled


Destiny Evans

Recently rapper Dababy was on tour with a few other artists for music festivals. Dababy had said some things that made fans angry.

“DaBaby, whose homophobic comments stirred anger, is canceled at Kansas City area venue”

On August 3,2021 Dababy was pulled from 7 festivals and many more.

On July 25 during his set at Rolling Loud Miami Dababy had went on a rant and it caused many problems there and online.

After the inappropriate comments he was forced to apologize. “Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies.”

After the inappropriate comments he was forced to apologize 

Fashion company  BooHooMan then announced that he will no longer be working with the rapper.

 “boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby,” their statement reads.

Dababy has a song with Dua Lipa it was a remix on one of her tracks “Levitating” several major radio stations began pulling airplay of the “Levitating” remix.

“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,”

 the singer wrote. 

“I don’t really recognize this as the person I worked with.” 

Concert cancellations started:

Lollapalooza (July 29 – August 1)

Just a few hours before DaBaby was slated to take the stage, organizers pulled him. They cited “diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love” as their reason in the cancellation announcement. Foo Fighters, Young Thung, Brockhampton, Modest Mouse, and G Herbo performed on the final day.

Azura Amphitheater (August 14)

“The upcoming DaBaby show at Azura Amphitheater on August 14 has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase,” organizers announced. The Kansas City venue issued no reason for the cancellation, but the online backlash has grown considerably.

Day N Vegas (November 12-14)

On Monday, August 1 the organizers for Nevada’s Day N Vegas denounced DaBaby’s comments. Roddy Ricch will be taking his place at the festival.

Governors Ball (September 24-26)

The New York City Governors Ball is organizing a new lineup after removing DaBaby on August 2. “We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make NYC the greatest city in the world,” organizers wrote.

Austin City Limits (October 1-10)

The organizers of the Austin City Limits festival took action on August 3. They announced DaBaby was being scrubbed from the lineup and that a new lineup would be coming soon.

KS 107.5 Summer Jam (September 4)

On August 3, organizers for the radio station music festival cancelled the entire festival in Denver “in light of DaBaby’s recent comments.” All tickets for the canceled event will be refunded.

Parklife (September 11-12)

The UK’s Park life music festival quietly erased DaBaby from its line of upcoming performers. Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure, Skepta, Jamie XX, and others are still on to appear.

Music Midtown (September 18-19)

Atlanta’s Music Midtown announced on August 3 that DaBaby would not be welcome. Organizers promised to release an updated lineup for fans ‘soon.’

iHeart Radio Music Festival (September 17 – 18)

Organizers for the iHeart Radio fest announced DaBaby would no longer be performing on August 4. A new lineup for the festival will be revealed soon.

August 9 – DaBaby removed the apology he made to the LGBTQ+ community on Instagram after receiving a heated backlash for the non-response online. The apology was supposed to smooth things over after his hateful comments at Rolling Loud, but instead it was like throwing water on a grease fire.

Kanye West is also beefing with DaBaby over his comments, too. The rapper removed his remix of the song “Nah Nah Nah,” which features DaBaby. The song was released last year and disappeared from Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal over the weekend. HotNewHipHop first noticed the missing DaBaby collaboration over the weekend.

August 11 – 50 Cent says DaBaby has nothing to worry about even if he is being canceled right now. When asked if DaBaby could ever make a recovery, the rapper answered “Yeah, he will. As long as he keeps his consistency with the music, remember then canceled Chris Brown five, six times?”

Nick Cannon appeared in a radio interview to lend support to DaBaby.

Cannon says he believes the comments DaBaby made were unwarranted, but that he shouldn’t be canceled. “I challenge all these people who actually want to cancel somebody, let’s use this as an opportunity for education. Because that’s what happened to me in my scenario.”

“If I’m saying these things about the LGBTQIA community, so me where I’m wrong,” Cannon continues. “Not only is that going to help me, but you’re going to help so many other people who think like me. There are so many DaBabys out there

DaBaby is still set to perform at Hot 97 Summer Jam at the MetLife Stadium.

August 24 – Boosie Bash, the annual event hosted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will host DaBaby this year. The rapper made the announcement on his Instagram account after Boosie Badazz posted a video defending DaBaby.