At Rolling Loud July 25, DaBaby made a homophobic diatribe during his set.
“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 said, according to Billboard. “Ladies if your p—y smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d— in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
T.I., unfortunately, put his two cents in the conversation, co-signing DaBaby’s comments.
“If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people like DaBaby who gonna speak their truth,” he said, according to Billboard. “Ain’t nothing wrong with none of it, it ain’t got to be no hate–it’s all honesty. Everybody living in their truth.”
T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris, meanwhile, are currently under investigation for sexual assault, drugging a number of women for over a decade.
Moore eviscerated the two in their series of Instagram videos.
“N—-s like DaBaby are the same ones who brag about having sex without protection in their rap songs and I find it so interesting that DaBaby was using this stage and his platform to marginalize [his fans],” they said.
“I was raped when I was 18-years-old and I was infected with two sexually-transimitted diseases, one of which was life-threatening,” they said adding that this is the first time they have talked about it publicly. “It struck a very personal chord for me. It’s just so hurtful to me actually that these things were said and that T.I. doubled down the way that we did. We already have issues with the ways that T.I. doesn’t respect the autonomy of women and femmes, particularly his daughter. He showed his ass with…the women in his own family. But I find it really intersting the way that he doubled down. He tried to equate Lil Nas creating space for queer people, especially queer Black people to be able to exist in power and in truth and without hurting other people and making them feel small to [have power]…to DaBaby making comments that literally make people feel small.”
“If the liberation of queer and trans people makes you feel small, you really need to think about where you get your power. You really need to dive deep about who taught you what your masculinity means,” they continued. “I don’t know what [DaBaby’s] babyhood was like, I do know that a lot of Black men are traumatized into masculinity. They’re beaten into masculinity. They are taught that to be masculine means to not be gay, to be a man means to not have sex with men, to be a man means to abuse women.”
“A lot of Black men are taught that women are property, that people are property. And I think it makes sense since…we were property before and Black men find their power sometimes in making others feel small because we were made to feel small for somebody else to have power and that is the only way that we understand how to acquire it sometimes.”
Other people in the industry have also distanced or condemned DaBaby’s comments. Dua Lipa, who collaborated with DaBaby on her “Levitating” remix, wrote on Instagram that she was “surprised and horrified” at his comments. “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with,” she said.
BoohooMAN, with whom he created a 100-piece clothing collection, have canceled their collaboration, saying in a statement that they “condemn the use of homophobic langauge and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby.”
“Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe. We stand by and support the LGBTQ+ community, and do not tolerate hate speech or discrimination in any form.”
Moore can be seen next in Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, currently in theaters.