DaBaby has apologized to the LGBTQ community, however, a coalition of 11 LGBTQ and HIV-focused organizations have released an open letter to the “Suge” rapper.
Included in the composition of organizations are GLAAD, Southern AIDS Coalition, and the Black Aids Institute and offer the chance to receive education about HIV.
“We heard your inaccurate and harmful comments at Rolling Loud and have read your Instagram apology,” the letter reads. “However, at a time when HIV continues to disproportionately impact Black Americans and queer and transgender people of color, a dialogue is critical. We must address the miseducation about HIV, expressed in your comments, and the impact it has on various communities.”
The letter highlights the artists and platforms that have spoken against DaBaby, while also highlighting the facts surrounding HIV.
“As leaders of organizations directly serving Black, LGBTQ, and HIV+ communities, we invite you to a private, off-the-record, virtual discussion with us,” the letter adds. “You stated you now understand how and why your comments were damaging. An open conversation holds the potential for you to now create meaningful impact by transforming from an adversary to an advocate.”
You can read the full letter here.