DaBaby is returning to the Rolling Loud stage following the homophobic comments that got him banned from the festival.
Last July, the "Bop" rapper made several remarks during his set at the Miami festival that did not sit well with members of the LGBTQ+ community and HIV/Aids organizations. After doubling down on his comments, he eventually apologized and even met with HIV/Aids groups to educate himself after widespread outrage among people living with the virus.
During his recent sit-down with The Breakfast Club, he maintained that he did not mean to offend anyone.
"I didn't mean what you think I meant," he told the hosts.
If you recall, DaBaby told fans during that fateful set, "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." He then went on to add, "Fellas, if you ain't sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up."
Following the news that DaBaby would be returning to Rolling Loud after the fallout, which saw several festivals scrap him from their lineups last year, many activists felt that it was a slap in the face for DaBaby to be permitted to perform again. However, he insists that people blew his rant entirely out of proportion.
Nevertheless, fans are pleased to see DaBaby gearing up for a return to the festival season on the heels of his newly released "BETTER THAN YOU" album in collaboration with NBA Youngboy.