People are still talking about DaBaby’s controversial Rolling Loud Miami performance five days later. The chart-topping rapper rattled off several remarks in between songs that many perceived to be homophobic and sexist.
Now, The Roots’ drummer Questlove is throwing his two cents in via Instagram, admitting he was horrified by DaBaby’s diatribe.
DaBaby homophobic rant pic.twitter.com/WWbyVBc9cV
— DEE C. (@CrawleyDedrick) July 27, 2021
After Questlove was asked to curate an updated version of Summer Of Soul, he provided a “dream list” of The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, The Isley Brothers, Rihanna, Sade, Megan Thee Stallion, Hiatus Kaiyote and Sault, but DaBaby was crossed out in red.
“Now I’m updating my list ——because it’s 2021 & fuck the bullshit. I’m especially not here for any savagery (if you’re lost: Google the idiocy of the crossed out),” he wrote in the caption. “I’m not trine be all performative smurf & create a social flogging or start some click bait headlines. That’s missing the point. But right is right & his actions are wrong.
“Somebody Gotta say it: Homophobia/Transphobia/Xenophobia/Misogyny/Racism——this should go w/o saying is morally wrong. & not that fake hiding behind religion holier than thou morally wrong. But ‘that was fucked up’ & wrong. I had to say something.”
But at the same time, Questlove is also hesitant to put down another Black man.
“Again I’m not doing this for ‘what do you want a cookie bro w your love ye one another’ posts?——-black people already have a code about publicly criticizing so I’ll admit i was slow to do this because I mean he don’t know me from Adam,” he continues. “So this will prolly get marked as ‘old hater’ territory. But man…..that shit was not cool at all.
“I dunno man—-maybe I’m turning into a grump: barely said anything about Rih in ‘06 (lemme mind my business), looked the other way w ol bol & that MaGa Hat (he going thru thangs let him work it out)——don’t even get me started on half of my rap heroes damn near becoming f*x news talking points w their russian bot reposts & misinformation on all things facts.”
He adds, “Huey Newton wisely stated in the early 70s that we as a people should NEVER go so low in life (with what we been through) that we start oppressing/terrorizing the next man in the way we been terrorized for centuries. Y’all got my point. Sorry this came off awkward but y’all get the point. Y’all gonna learn that there are other human beings living in the space you are.”
DaBaby has since apologized for his statements, but it appears the damage has been done.
Check out his apology below.
Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies ??
But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021