“[Hot 97] allowed me to share my gift, share my blessing with y’all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash,” he said. “So hats off to y’all for that… They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies when I said I never, ever meant to offend anybody or say anything to make anybody feel any way live on that stage a few weeks ago.”
But some people criticized him for continuing to make insensitive remarks. Before performing his verse on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cry Baby” DaBaby told the Summer Jam crowd, “Check this out. Other than the people that, you know, was truly offended, I feel like the rest of y’all motherf-ckers being cry babies.”
The Charlotte rapper came under fire in July for making homophobic remarks during his Rolling Loud Miami performance. “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 cell phone lighter up … Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d–k in the parking lot, put your cell phone lighter up.”
When he later addressed his remarks, the rapper says his gay fans “don’t have HIV/AIDS” because they’re not “nasty” or “junkies,” adding fuel to the fire.
Chicago’s Lollapalooza and several other music festivals dropped the rapper from their lineup after his offensive comments.
He then posted an apology on Twitter and Instagram, which was later deleted.