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28.07.2021, Words by Maisie Goulsbra

DaBaby sparks outrage after alleged homophobic comments

Dua Lipa says she is 'surprised and horrified' at the rapper's comments

Rapper Johnathon Lyndale Kirk, otherwise known by his moniker DaBaby, is currently trending on Twitter following the alleged homophobic comments that he made during his show at Rolling Loud Miami.

DaBaby features on ‘Levitating’ by Dua Lipa, who shared an Instagram story to say that she was “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 LGTBQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

The rapper, who received two Grammy nominations in 2020, was due to release a clothing line with online menswear brand boohooMAN, boohoo have since condemned DaBaby’s homophobic comments on Twitter.

DaBaby apologised for his comments in a tweet.

He added:

Among those who took to Twitter to share their thoughts was Elton John, who in this thread informs his followers of some statistics about HIV/AIDS.

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