Dua Lipa distances herself from her "Levitating" collaborator DaBaby after his homophobic comments at Rolling Loud.
Dua Lipa has a hit record with DaBaby right now, "Levitating" to the top of the charts with their summer-ready collaboration. The track has gone viral on social media and it remains a fan favorite from Dua's catalog, but the pop star is taking steps away from the rapper after he made vile homophobic comments at Rolling Loud this weekend.
"If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up," said DaBaby during his concert. "Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up."
Many people have vocalized how upset they are about his words, which prompted DaBaby to deliver an explanation of sorts. During his "apology" video, the rapper said that he has lots of gay fans but his supporters aren't the "nasty" gays with AIDS and HIV.
Dua Lipa's music is beloved by members of the LGBTQ+ community and her fans have called for her to remove DaBaby from the "Levitating" remix. While she hasn't decided whether she will go to that length yet, she has issued a statement about his comments.
"I'm surprised and horrified at DaBaby's comments," wrote Dua on Instagram Stories. "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."
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