Following his homophobic diatribe at Rolling Loud, DaBaby is said to have abandoned his support for AIDS groups.
According to a Daily Beast investigation, the “Rockstar” rapper failed to make a cash contribution to HIV/AIDS awareness organizations he spoke with after making derogatory remarks about HIV patients.
He met with representatives from nine HIV awareness organizations privately in late August, apologizing for his “inaccurate and cruel comments.”
Three of the nine organizations he met with indicated they haven’t heard from DaBaby since the meeting and have never received a gift from him. GLAAD, Gilead COMPASS, and the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) were among the six organizations that did not react.
The Black AIDS Institute’s Pavni Guharoy said, “We haven’t gotten any outreach, partnership, or financing from DaBaby since then.” “If he chooses to, he must now convert his misinformation into allyship by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other HIV organizations run by people of color.”
The Positive Women’s Network acknowledged that they had not been in contact with the rapper or received a gift since their meeting, while the Normal Anomaly Initiative said they “haven’t heard anything back as an organization since our talk.”
DaBaby also failed to form a partnership with any of the organizations he visited with for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1).
During his appearance at Rolling Loud Miami on July 25, DaBaby made derogatory statements regarding HIV-positive people. “If you don’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of the other fatal sexually transmitted diseases that will kill you in two to three weeks,” he warned the gathering, “then put your cellphone lighter up.”
As a result, he was dropped from the lineups of various festivals, including Lolla, Day N Vegas, and Governors Ball. He apologized to the LGBTQ+ community for his “hurtful and disturbing words,” but his social media pages later erased the apology.