DaBaby reportedly did not pursue its support for AIDS organizations after his homophobic talk at Rolling Loud.
After an investigation of the Daily beast, The rapper “Rockstar” failed to fund the HIV / AIDS awareness groups he met after making offensive comments about people living with HIV.
In late August, he met privately with executives from nine HIV education organizations to whom he apologized for his “inaccurate and hurtful comments”.
Of the nine organizations he met, three said they hadn’t heard from DaBaby since the meeting and had never received a single donation from the rapper. The other six, including GLAAD, Gilead COMPASS, and the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), did not respond.
“We have not received any contact, partnership, or funding from DaBaby since,” said Pavni Guharoy of the Black AIDS Institute. “Now it’s up to him if he wants to turn his misinformation into allies by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people from colored-run HIV organizations.”
The Normal Anomaly Initiative said they had also “heard nothing but an organization” since we spoke, while the Positive Women’s Network confirmed that they have not been in contact with the rapper or received a donation since they met.
In addition, DaBaby was unable to partner with any of the groups it met on World AIDS Day (December 1st).
As early as July 25, DaBaby made homophobic comments about people with HIV during his appearance on Rolling Loud Miami. “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of those deadly sexually transmitted diseases, you’re going to die in two to three weeks, then turn on your cell phone,” he told the crowd.
As a result, he was stripped from several festival lineups, including Lollapalooza, Day N Vegas, and Governors Ball. He apologized to the LGBTQ + community for his “hurtful and offensive comments,” but the apology was later removed from his social media accounts .