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Dua Lipa Says She's 'Horrified' By DaBaby's HIV Comments

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:34 28 Jul 2021


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Dua Lipa releases statement

Dua Lipa has said she's, 'horrified,' by her Levitating collaborator Da Baby's comments about people with HIV and gay men.

She released a statement on Instagram addressing his words, which have been widely criticised as homophobic.

 

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The rapper made his controversial comments on stage at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami on Sunday night.

During his performance, he told the crowd, "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 up."

He also targeted gay men who perform sexual activities in parking lots by implying they're not welcome.

 

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DaBaby responds to backlash

DaBaby released a statement on Twitter following backlash.

He wrote, 'I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air y’all start a million man March.'

'I told you y’all digested that wrong but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed.'

 

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He continued, 'Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black a**…YA NOT '

'Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody.'

'So my apologies But the LGBT community... I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.'

 

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'y’all cheer the f**k up'

'& for any brands, networks, or artists that like to profit off of black rappers influence on the culture, without understanding it or having the patience to deal with what comes with the position we play in our culture.'

'Keep yo money next time us “N****S” human too. #GodBless'

Da Baby concluded, 'Other than that y’all cheer the f**k up & be proud of who you are cuz you can’t make me feel less of myself.'

 

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Dua Lipa responds

Taking to Instagram Stories, Dua wrote, 'I'm surprised and horrified at DaBaby's comments.'

'I really don't recognise this as the person I worked with.'

 

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'I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community.'

The singer concluded, 'We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.'

See her full statement below:

Dua Lipa

Instagram Stories @dualipa

No further comment has been made.


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