For the third time in 48 hours, a music festival has removed DaBaby from its lineup because of his homophobic remarks earlier this month. On Monday (Aug. 2), Day N Vegas announced that they replaced Baby with Roddy Ricch for his original Nov. 12 appearance.
“DaBaby will no longer be appearing at Day N Vegas 2021. Roddy Ricch has been added to the line-up,” reads a caption on the festival’s page. Ricch was featured on DaBaby’s 2020 smash “Rockstar,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and received three Grammy nods, including record of the year.
Earlier in the morning, NYC’s Governor’s Ball festival ousted Baby following Lollapalozza’s decision to remove him ahead of his performance Sunday night. Young Thug served as his replacement. “Founders Entertainment does not and will not tolerate hate or discrimination of any kind,” the Gov Ball Twitter account shared on Monday (Aug. 2). “We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make New York City the greatest city in the world.”
During his Rolling Loud performance in Miami two weeks ago, Baby uttered homophobic and misogynistic comments. “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up,” he said to attendees. “Ladies, if your p—y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking di– in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
His comments sparked outrage across the LGBTQ community, and many artists, including Elton John, Madonna and Demi Lovato, condemned Baby for his statements. Dua Lipa, who collaborated with DaBaby on a remix of her song “Levitating,” said she was “surprised” and “horrified” by his words. Baby has since walked back some of his remarks, saying, “Anybody who done ever been affected 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,” before addressing criticism from those who didn’t attend the concert. “I told you y’all digested that wrong … but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed.”
Baby’s upcoming shows include a performance for Hot Jamz 103 Summer Jam in Kansas on Aug. 14 and Hot 97’s Summer Jam at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey on Aug. 22. DaBaby is repped by Andrew Lieber at MAC Agency.
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