Is DaBaby quitting hip-hop? Rapper says ‘f**k a rap’ as fans ask him to go for ‘rock music’
DaBaby has borne the brunt of his homophobic rant at the Rolling Loud Miami festival 2021 in July end as the rapper not only got brutally trolled by the social media users but also got schooled by some of the top global musicians like Sir Elton John, Madonna and Dua Lipa. Despite apologizing thrice and getting dropped from six music festivals, looks like the ‘BOP’ hitmaker is now planning to switch genres.
Taking to his official Instagram account, the 29-year-old rapper dropped a hint of quitting hip-hop and switching genres to R&B. Sharing an Instagram story with his close to 20 million followers, the award-winning hip-hop artist tried singing an R&B number while holding his daughter in a selfie video. This soon sparked a meme fest on Twitter as social media users came up with their own suggestions of which genre DaBaby should pick.
‘I’m switching to R&B. F**k a rap’
In the selfie video, DaBaby jokes about getting canceled as he captioned the post, “They done canceled yo daddy twin.” He further wrote about planning to change his genre to R&B writing, “I’m switching to R&B. F**k a rap” as he tries to sing long to J. Cole and Miguel’s hit single ‘Power Trip’. Despite getting dropped from six prominent music festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and Day N Vegas, the rapper will hit the stage at Hot 97’s Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in the coming week.
Speaking of his controversy, DaBaby had issued an official apology in the wake of his homophobic rant but ended up deleting it later. While asking for forgiveness from the LGBTQ+ community, he had stated, “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.”
‘He would be better off doing rock music!’
Social media users jumped on Twitter to share their valuable suggestions as soon as DaBaby’s posted about leaving hip-hop. One user joked, “He should do gospel, he killed his career but saved his soul.” Whereas, another stated, “He'll be good in a couple of months. It's definitely quiet for him right now though.” One user added, “Same thing happened to shabba ranks in the 90s.”
While trolling the rapper, the next one stated, “He would be better off doing rock music!” followed by an emoticon of a laughing face. Meanwhile, one person sarcastically said, “r&b community loves chris brown so they'll love dababy.” And, another added, “You’ve been canceled on all genres. Try country tho, @DaBabyDaBaby” One user requested, “protect rnb from dababy at all costs.” While one social media user concluded, “Maybe he need to try something else.”
he should do gospel, he killed his career but saved his soul— Nevoy (@nevoyryder) August 16, 2021
He'll be good in a couple of months. It's definitely quiet for him right now though— YouKnow (@GoUp8710) August 16, 2021
same thing happened to shabba ranks in the 90s— Nevoy (@nevoyryder) August 16, 2021
He would be better off doing rock music! 🤣— ⚜️ ℂ’𝕖𝕤𝕥 𝕃𝕒 𝕍𝕚𝕖 ⚜️ (@cocoaskingyal) August 16, 2021
r&b community loves chris brown so they'll love dababy— ᴹᴬᴺᴹᴬ ᵀᴴᴱ ˢᴬⱽᴵᴼᵁᴿ🤰🏿⚗⛷ (@oga_bakz) August 16, 2021
You’ve been canceled on all genres. Try country tho, @DaBabyDaBaby— 👁🗨 (@thecaliwood) August 16, 2021
protect rnb from dababy at all costs— Dr Busi Matyalana, MD (@BusiMatyalana) August 16, 2021
Maybe he need to try something else 🤣 pic.twitter.com/AKBljMn1et— joshuapriv16 (@joshuapriv16) August 16, 2021