Did 50 Cent buy DaBaby out? Fans livid as 'homophobic' rapper returns to Rolling Loud
Getting surprised by the ‘BOP’ hitmaker’s appearance at the music festival the social media users thronged to Twitter to express their disagreement
50 Cent performed at Rolling Loud New York on Thursday, October 28, and left the Internet stunned after he brought DaBaby on stage for a guest performance. DaBaby had faced a major backlash after he went on a homophobic rant at Rolling Loud Miami back in July. He had apologized for the same thrice but was dropped from several festivals later.
Getting surprised by the‘BOP’ hitmaker’s appearance at the music festival the social media users thronged to Twitter to express their disagreement. A majority of shocked users said that 50 Cent was a “piece of s**t” for bringing out the 29-year-old hip-hop artist despite the controversy. 50 Cent also got rapper A$AP Rocky and A Boogie wit da Hoodie for a guest performance. DaBaby was slammed by musicians like Elton John, Madonna and his collaborator turned foe Dua Lipa weeks after he landed himself in a soup.
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Did 50 Cent buy DaBaby out?
50 Cent was one of the few artists who extended their support to DaBaby after he faced heat from the cancel culture. Speaking in an interview earlier with E! News, the rap icon had said, “Remember they canceled Chris Brown, five, six times? He just transitioned from being in that pool that everyone’s in, as a rap artist.”
50 continued, “They didn’t notify him that he’s turning into a superstar. There’s nobody that tells you, ‘now you’re being held to these standards that are mainstream standards that you can’t say things, you can’t do these different things.’ He’s just two years into his career, there’s no artist development, no A&R … and he’s definitely had no media training.” Boosie Badazz was another rapper who had supported DaBaby over the same controversy.
What did DaBaby say in his homophobic rant?
During his performance at Rolling Loud Miami 2021, the Ohio native said, “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 added, “Ladies, if your pu**y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.” One person in the background, which is being assumed as his DJ, added, “Let’s be real about this shit, some of y’all n****s suspect as a motherfucker.”
DaBaby first lost the headlining slot at Lollapalooza 2021 festival followed by getting dropped from the Governors Ball. The rapper then later also lost his slots in festivals like September’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, November’s Day N Vegas, Austin City Limits Music Festival and Music Midtown. He had apologized thrice but deleted his Instagram apology later. Speaking on the same, he had said, “Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes.” He continued, “As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me - knowing that what I needed was education on these topics and guidance - has been challenging. I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education, and resources. That's what I needed and it was received”, concluding, “I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless.”
‘Why cancel culture isn’t going after him?’
Social media users slammed 50 Cent for giving DaBaby a second chance. “Should’ve kept him away from returning to rolling loud stage” said one user as another pitched in, “He better give Dave Chappell some money for that lol” referring to Chappelle's ‘The Closer’ special on Netflix. One user added, “So can someone explain to me why cancel culture isn’t going after him? Is it because he’s a 'rapper'".
The next one added, “This didn’t age well. Dababy right at rolling loud today bi**h.” Another user mentioned, “NAHHH 50 cent bringin out aboogie ASAP and DABABY IS WILD.” One user concluded, “You on your 6th leg and didnt nobody cancel DaBaby. Theres no such thing as cancelling somebody, simply holding them accountable. Also 50 is a piece of shit but wbk."
Should’ve kept him away from returning to rolling loud stage— SPOOKY TRAP JUNE 😈🎃👻🔥 (@Young6ix_) October 29, 2021
He better give Dave Chappell some money for that lol— Gilbert León (@little_casin0) October 29, 2021
So can someone explain to me why cancel culture isn’t going after him? Is it because he’s a “rapper”🙄— Teresa N (@TeresaN41159474) October 29, 2021
This didn’t age well😂😂😂💀 Dababy right at rolling loud today bitch— DatBurner (@BigBank_G) October 29, 2021
NAHHH 50 cent bringin out aboogie ASAP and DABABY IS WILD— 🖤 powerpuff chiquita 🖤 (@aloemelas) October 29, 2021
You on your 6th leg and didnt nobody cancel DaBaby. Theres no such thing as cancelling somebody, simply holding them accountable. Also 50 is a piece of shit but wbk. https://t.co/bJ12X0vIKh— j a d e 🦋 (@blackgrlfly) October 29, 2021