Dua Lipa is "surprised and horrified" by collaborator DaBaby's alleged homophobic slurs at Rolling Loud Miami
The rapper - who features on a remix of the pop star's hit 'Levitating' - faced a backlash after a video circulated online of the 29-year-old star's appearance at the festival on Sunday (25.07.21)
30 July 2021
In the clip, DaBaby - whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk - asks the crowd: "If you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up!"
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And Dua, 25, insisted she "100 per cent" stands with the LGBTQ+ community as she responded to the controversy.
In a statement shared to her Instagram Story, the 'We're Good' singer wrote: “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments.
“I really don’t recognise this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
DaBaby has since apologised and admitted his remarks were "insensitive".
He tweeted: "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. (sic)"
In an earlier tweet, however, the 'Rockstar' hitmaker claimed that what he was saying was taken out of context because only a brief clip was shown online.
He wrote: "I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air y’all start a million man March.
"I told you y’all digested that wrong. Man but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed. Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black a**…YA NOT..."