During the performance, he made false and insulting comments about gay men and HIV, and spoke crudely about women, as well.
“This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic,” he tweeted before offering up some factual data about HIV. “Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place in our society and industry and as musicians, we must spread compassion and love for the most marginalised people in our communities. A musician’s job is to bring people together.”
“After decades of hard won scientific research— there are now life saving medicines available to children born with HIV, to people who contract HIV through blood transfusions, dirty needles or exchange of bodily fluids,” she wrote. “These new ARV’s can keep a person with AIDS alive for the rest of their lives!!! AID’s is not transmitted by standing next to someone in a crowd.”
“I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community,” she wrote. “We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
Musician, producer and filmmaker Questlove posted on Instagram an updated dream list of whom he would have play an updated “Summer of Soul” festival with DaBaby’s name scratched off the list.
But at least one celeb has spoken out on behalf of the rapper.
CNN has reached out to reps for DaBaby for comment.
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