New York, NY – DaBaby has been buzzing in the Carolinas for a little while, but his new Baby On Baby album has his name in people’s mouths nationwide for the first time. The project is currently sitting high at No. 4 on Apple Music’s album chart.
Known for his comedic and lively flow, DaBaby brings that same energy to his recent Breakfast Club interview.
Here are six things we learned about the North Carolina rapper.
He Only Follows One Woman On Instagram
DaBaby follows just one woman on Instagram — Interscope Records’ A&R Caroline “Baroline” Diaz.
In January, DaBaby was signed to Interscope and made Diaz his day-to-day A&R rep. DaBaby told Billboard, “She has a young, infectious energy, too — it’s a great fit.”
He Doesn’t Regret Being Only “Baby” To Wear A Diaper
In 2017, DaBaby showed up to SXSW rocking an adult diaper. During the interview, the former “Baby Jesus” told The Breakfast Club crew he’s actually worn a diaper out twice and called the bold style choice “premeditated.”
“[It was] a genius marketing scheme,” he says.
He then cites Tekashi 6ix9ine’s rainbow hair that turned heads. “It’s about not caring,” he adds.
He’s Acted In Self-Defense … Twice
DaBaby also made headlines last year when he shot and killed an armed robber at a Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina. This was the second time he’d been threatened by an armed thief.
Elsewhere in the interview, he speaks about a few individuals who broke into his house during a home invasion. He says he has a target on his back, being one of the few rappers to come from North Carolina. While he doesn’t want these incidents to define his career, he realizes his talent and success makes him a target of jealousy.
“I can put on a diaper and they girlfriend still listens to my music,” he joked.
There’s No Beef Between The ‘Babys’
There are a lot of baby’s in the game right now. Lil Baby, Baby, Sada Baby, Bhad Bhabie and Bali Baby, just to name a few. As for any type of infringing, DaBaby says there’s no hard feelings.
“It’s different, we different, we checked the legalities,” he says. “We ain’t trippin’.”
He Believes He’s The Best Out There
“I’m the best muthafuckin’ rapper alive.”
Not in a blindly arrogant way, but DaBaby believes all rappers should feel they’re at the top of the game. He’s certainly enjoying the new attention surrounding his latest release and reflects on how far he’s come since his first unpaid feature, which was on Yo Gotti’s “Light Show.”
He’s Not Gang Affiliated
DaBaby recently got some disapproval when he posted a video on his Instagram story throwing down what appeared to be a red flag, perceived by some as disrespectful to the Bloods. However, he says he was just clowning around and reemphasizes he’s not affiliated with any gang at all.
“It really wasn’t no real bandana … it didn’t qualify to be a real flag anyways,” he says. He insists he meant no disrespect.
For someone who’s had his life endangered and suffered a few tough situations in his home state, DaBaby makes relatively easy going music and clearly enjoys having fun with his videos. In his latest visual for the Baby On Baby track “Suge (Yea Yea),” he pretends to be the former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight as well as a terrible mailman.
While he still lives in North Carolina, the dangers that come from finding more success have him saving up for a sunnier location.
“I’ll take this good money that I’m earning, go get me a crib with some palm trees, where my daughter can play outside,” he says.
Watch the full interview up top.