No rapper has been in the headlines this past week as much as Charlotte slang spitter DaBaby. His comments about the LGBTQ community and those suffering from HIV/AIDS have managed to impact his popularity and now, the “Suge” rapper is being taken off England’s Parklife Festival lineup.
The UK-based festival, which is slated for September, announced DaBaby being dropped from the festival not long after he dismissed Questlove, saying he didn’t know who he was after The Roots drummer criticized his Rolling Loud comments. The festival’s initial lineup, which was announced July 14, included DaBaby on the flyer, but now it has been updated with his name removed.
This is just another snub, which came right after GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) made a statement condemning DaBaby’s statements.
“The rhetoric that DaBaby used is inaccurate, hurtful, and harmful to the LGBTQ community and the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV,” associate director of communities of color for GLAAD DaShawn Usher said in a statement. “It is critical that DaBaby and his fans learn that people living with HIV today, when on effective treatment, lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV.”