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CANCEL CULTURE SPEAKS AMID DA BABY'S RECENT ROLLING LOUD RANT

Da Baby had no idea what his comments would do on July 25th, Sunday night during his Rolling loud Miami performance. While most artists say things like “put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care”, Da Baby had something else in mind. The NC superstar made some questionable and arguably offensive remarks during his Rolling Loud performance which has prompted another cancel campaign, this time, for Da Baby. With the recent release of "Industry Baby" by openly gay artist Lil Nas X, many fans speculated that Da Baby was taking shots at him. One thing for sure is that the comments made by Da Baby completely changed the trajectory of his career.

With over 80,000 attendees, Rolling Loud Festival is a music experience unlike any other. Diverse fans from all over the world come to enjoy the sounds of their favorite Hip Hop artists with appearances from rappers like Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion and more. During Da Baby performance set, he decided to incorporate some crowd participation. But instead, ended up offending the LGBTQ community with his remarks. In a video, DaBaby is seen saying: "If you didn't show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light in the air." on stage. He continued: "Ladies, if your p**** smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air." "Fellas, if you ain't suck a n**** d*** in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights in the air. Keep it f****** real."

Since then, fans have watched what seems to be the end of Da Baby career. The rapper has lost endorsement deals with companies like clothing company BooHoo man removed from a number of upcoming performances including The Governor's Ball in NYC and Day N Vegas festival in Las Vegas. The backlash from Da Baby’s comments has sparked a huge debate about cancel culture, its purpose and who it applies to. Tory Lanez, another artist that has been a victim of cancel culture and surprise guest during Da Baby's Rolling Loud set, came his defense on social media. Tory tweeted, “When did rap get so politically correct that u can’t speak your mind and have an opinion …. why the fuck was rap started ?… for us to speak our mind …. rappers will not always be right, and u don’t have to agree . But they have a right to speak their mind.” Celebrities like T.I and Lil Boosie also came to Da Baby’s defense (which might’ve only made matters worse). Bandman Kevo took to Twitter to provide his two cents, tweeting: “These festivals are following the trend of removing dababy to go viral to get more attention for ticket sales, free marketing on a bigger level with a main stream artist name attached, which would of cost them hundred of thousand of dollars but now it's free,”. Chris Brown even chimed on the situation, advising artists to ““Shut the f**k up. Do yo shows, thank everybody, then get the f**k off stage!!!!!!!!!!”. Da Baby offered an apology which he later recanted by literally deleting the apology post from his social media


Most recently, popstar Miley Cyrus offered to have conversation with Da Baby in hopes of educating him about his comments may have been offensive to the LGBTQ community. Da Baby doesn’t seem to be letting critics get to him as he continues to put out content promoting his music, lifestyle and even a few upcoming performances. Not sure if he's truly cancelled, but we'll wait to see what's next for Da Baby.'s career.


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