American rapper DaBaby, Anitta’s partner in the song Girl From Rio, revolted fans after making prejudiced comments during a concert. This Tuesday (27), the artist’s name entered the list of the most talked about topics on Twitter, with criticism of the speeches and demands for the powerful to take a stand on the case.
The controversy began on Sunday (25), when DaBaby performed in Miami, in the United States. During the show, the rapper told attendees: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS or any of these sexually transmitted diseases, turn on your cell phone flashlight. Guys, if you’re not sucking a dick in the parking lot, turn on the flashlight from your cell phone”.
After the criticism, the rapper tried to justify himself in Instagram Stories. “Even my gay fans, they don’t have fucking AIDS, you idiots. They don’t have AIDS. My gay fans take care of themselves, they avoid it. a lot,” DaBaby commented.
If the idea was to soften what was said on the show, the effect was exactly the opposite among the rapper’s followers and the other artists he’s worked with. “DaBaby is human garbage, who can take it?” said a Twitter user identified as Vinicius. “I want DaBaby in jail, that’s what I want,” opined Alexandre Santana.
Dua Lipa, who worked with the singer on the song Levitating, was surprised by the case. “I’m horrified by DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this one as the person I’ve worked with. I know my fans know where my heart is and that I’m 100% supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community. We need to unite to fight stigma and ignorance about HIV/AIDS,” said the Briton on Instagram.
On social networks, fans also demanded a position from the Brazilian. “Anitta, speak up! Did you see that your friend DaBaby spoke? You’re agreeing with him if you don’t speak up,” stated Bruno Morelles.
Until the closing of this text, the artist did not comment on the case on social networks and continued with the dissemination of Girl From Rio. TV news got in touch with the singer’s advisors, but got no response.
Check out some tweets about the controversy:
DaBaby is human trash who can handle
— 🌋 (@viniciiusrx) July 27, 2021
I want Dababy in jail, that’s what I want
— Alexandre Santana (@Iexandre) July 27, 2021
@Anitta I’ve always admired you a lot, but drooling the American singer’s bag dps of a totally prejudiced speech doesn’t right?! Look at the case of Dj Devis, he lost partnerships and everything, now just because the guy is American is it worth drooling over his egg, right?
– 🌱 (@brunomorelles) July 27, 2021
Dua Lipa spoke about DaBaby’s lines. pic.twitter.com/PbdzcJBse3
– José Norberto Flesch (@jnflesch) July 27, 2021
Dua Lipa ended the race of DaBaby’s homophobic garbage in the storys I love you, I love you dua pic.twitter.com/NAAGtczK59
— ramon 🌴 (@oenramonn) July 27, 2021