DaBaby, a Baton Rouge rapper, started off his set at the latest Lollapalooza touring festival in Chicago with a gay pride anthem that he co-wrote with Plain Pat.
However, he dropped that vibe just 15 minutes in, not to mention igniting a homophobe’s rage, when he began to attack a man’s sexual identity. “The sh*t is this sh*t is real, I’m making it happen,” he said during his set. “You think I’m kidding, but I’m not joking. I don’t give a f*ck if you come here, you n*ggas want money, but I’m not scared! I’ma go f*ck your dick and sh*t. The only reason I have no dick is because I didn’t have the HIV sh*t.”
He performed a follow-up song about a “homophobe” before launching into his popular “2 A.M.” hit. After this verse, he really started to go off.
“I don’t know if you knew this, but that n*gga don’t have HIV or AIDS. You n*ggas scared. You got HIV and it’s time to pay some f*cking money and go get the sh*t.” He continued, “I never give a f*ck. Get the f*ck out of my face! If you gotta come to my show, the show must go on. I’m a poet man. Rapper, You’re safe n*gga.”
As seen in the video below, shortly after he hit the stage, he performed Tory Lanez’s “Back in the Day” with a dozen people mouthing the lyrics as they stepped on stage. But after he started performing with Lanez, many began to boo him. Lanez later apologized on Twitter, saying, “Totally clueless at da first show and hard to say fuck. ain’t never had problems before tho.”
Totally clueless at da first show and hard to say fuck. ain’t never had problems before tho 🙏🏾 — TORY LAKEZ (@Tory_Ello) September 9, 2018
DaBaby’s assistant apologized on Instagram, telling others that his behavior at the festival was not his “personal vendetta” and that he was not “made to hide behind your facie tolerance.” He added that he and his friends are “the type of people that come on stage and lets loose.”
You can check out the rally that happened after his performance.