Two of the biggest stars in the queer community are speaking out against DaBaby, who has suffered huge fallout from his controversial comments on Rolling Loud.
If you haven’t followed this story, it all started when DaBaby challenged the Miami festival audience during her set. The appeal specifically targeted members of the gay community and people living with HIV / AIDS.
Although he apologized amid a Twitter rant in which he responded to backlash, DaBaby continued to lose relationships with his music and associates.
With Dua Lipa distancing herself from Baby, Demi Lovato, who was recently released as non-binary, then used her platform to encourage fans to stream Dua Lipa’s original version of “Levitating” and not the remix with DaBaby.
She shared an image created by influencer Matt Berstein that featured the words “HIV is not a gay disease,” which was specifically aimed at DaBaby.
Then Elton John spoke on behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation to condemn DaBaby’s misinformation about HIV in a series of tweets.
“HIV disinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry,” Elton John’s statement read. “We need to break the stigma around HIV and not spread it. As musicians, it’s our job to bring people together.
“We were shocked to read the misinformation about HIV and the homophobic statements made on a recent DaBaby show. It fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic, ”said Elton John.
The rest of his tweets dealt with facts about HIV and AIDS.