Da Baby’s Homophobic Comments At Rolling Loud Forced Him To ‘Sit Down And Self-Reflect’
The “Suge” rapper appeared on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast where he was asked if he has any regrets in his career. At first, Da Baby said no until Sharpe reminded him of his infamous Rolling Loud performance that garnered backlash when he made controversial comments about HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ+ community.
Despite losing out on over $100 million, Da Baby revealed, he now sees the incident as a “blessing in disguise.”
“I don’t regret anything that I done been through,” he said. “It feels so good to be able say that and mean it. I done probably said that before but I ain’t mean it.”
Despite losing $200 million for his offensive remarks, Da Baby sees the incident as a “blessing in disguise.”
”It’s like ‘Boy I wish I had …$200 million, y’all robbed me.’ I don’t feel like that,” he explained. “I really feel like that’s a blessing in disguise at this point in my life and I just came to that realization in the past two weeks.”
But now the South Carolina native is in a happier space and sees the growth that came out of the scandal.
“I love the space I’m in as a person,” he said.
Da Baby was in the hot seat after performing on the last day of Miami’s Rolling Loud in July 2021. Not only did he bring out Tory Lanez minutes after Megan Thee Stallion performed her set, but he offended many when he closed his performance with bizarre remarks about HIV/AIDS and the gay community, Billboard reports.
“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 told attendees. “Ladies, if your p—- smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d— in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
He doubled down on his homophobic rant days later when he took to Twitter to defend his comments.
“My gay fans, they take care of themselves. They ain’t no nasty gay n—as. See what I’m saying? They ain’t no junkies in the street. The hell you talking about, n—as? Then I said if you ain’t sucking d— in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up,” he wrote on Twitter.
“You know what my gay fans did? Put that motherf—ing light up, n—a, ’cause my gay fans ain’t going for that. They got class. They ain’t sucking no d— in no parking lot.”
Well, it looks like Da Baby has had a change of heart.