Dua Lipa ‘Horrified’ Over DaBaby’s Recent Homophobic Comments

He has since apologised for his comments.


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Dua Lipa has shared a statement after rapper DaBaby made homophobic comments on stage recently.

The rapper was performing at a music festival when he told the audience to “put your cell phone light up”, apart from those who were HIV-positive or were gay men who had sex in car parks.

He also made false and incorrect claims about HIV.

DaBaby then defended his comments further on Instagram Live saying: “I wasn’t going on a rant. That’s called a call to action. That’s what that’s called, cause I’m a live performer,” he said. “I’m the best live performer.”

Now, Dua Lipa has called out the comments, after the two collaborated on the hit single Levitating which was released last year.


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“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,” the singer wrote on her Instagram story.

“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. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

Though he didn’t address Dua specifically, two hours after her statement, DaBaby took to Twitter admitting it was insensitive.

“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.”

He added: “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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