Is DaBaby’s Apology Worth Accepting?

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If you thought “cancel culture” was ever slowing down, you most definitely would be wrong. The latest target is not only a previously beloved rapper by numerous fans and artists in the game, but with his most recent controversy, things have quickly taken a declining turn. If you don’t know already, the rapper I talking about is DaBaby.

After performing for nearly an hour-long set at the 2021 Rolling Loud music fest that just wrapped up this past weekend, two unexpected events shocked fans as footage spread like wildfire on social media. Not only did DaBaby manage to duck from getting hit in the head by someone throwing a pair of their adidas shoes at the rapper, but he brought Tory Lanez on stage during his performance in support.

My mouth dropped at the unveiling of Lanez when they took apart the costume that he was hiding in. I couldn’t believe it, especially since Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby had a short falling out on Twitter regarding his continued association with the rapper who reportedly shot Megan. What’s even crazier is that DaBaby shortly took the Rolling Loud stage after her performance.

“Who the fuck threw that muthafuckin’ busted-ass, gotdamn Adida?” That’s the question that DaBaby asked the crowd, according to He then pointed at a person in the audience and asked more questions. “That’s you?” he said. “You the leader of the mosh pit? Then open that bitch up, nigga. ’Fore I come out there and do a front flip on y’all muthafuckin’ ass. Open that bitch up.”

“And don’t throw no more busted-ass shoes,” the former 2019 XXL Freshman added.”

But, before you ask why anyone would want to throw a shoe at DaBaby, fans and audience members weren’t too pleased about remarks that he made against women and the LGBTQ+ community in a statement made during his performance. According to, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of those [?] sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die [in] two, three weeks, put your cellphone light in the air,” he said. He continued with more derogatory language about women and about sexual acts. As soon as the footage was posted from his performance, fans immediately took to social media to express their confusion and dismay over the rapper’s hurtful remarks.

After social media having a complete field day with DaBaby’s questionable remarks during his performance, the rapper took to his platform to defend himself. Despite trying to issue a public apology, he made sure the line was drawn to actually who he was referring to. On Twitter he stated, “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. But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.”

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By Kori Barnes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Written by Kori Barnes

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