DaBaby has removed his last apology from his Instagram page just six days after apologising for homophobic statements he made at the Rolling Loud music event.
On Sunday, social media fans discovered that the rapper’s lengthy, face-saving statement from Aug. 2 was no longer visible on his account.
The Cleveland native, 29, apologised for his Rolling Loud remarks about HIV/AIDS, calling them “hurtful and triggering” and admitting that he was “misinformed.”
DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, also slammed social media users who criticised him before he “had the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn” from his remarks, claiming that people were “publicly working against” him.
The statement was released immediately after the organisers of Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and numerous other music festivals withdrew DaBaby from their lineups.
Many netizens suspected that the statement was written by DaBaby’s crew rather than the musician himself.
The reaction followed the rapper’s July 25 performance at Rolling Loud, during which he urged the crowd, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of those horrible sexually transmitted illnesses that’ll kill you in two to three weeks, put your smartphone light up…. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking n—as’ d–k in the parking lot, put your smartphone lights in the air.”
Elton John, Madonna, and Dua Lipa, who collaborated with DaBaby on the song “Levitating,” were among the numerous celebrities who condemned his remarks.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus volunteered to tutor DaBaby on Instagram, saying, “Would love to chat and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of building a more just and understanding future!”
When MM contacted DaBaby for comment, a representative did not answer right away.