Roommates, although the incident happened well over a week ago, the intense fallout from DaBaby’s controversial comments during his set at the Rolling Loud Festival continue to see him receive major consequences—and now Akademiks has offered his take on the situation. Taking to Twitter, Akademiks posted a lengthy observation of DaBaby being cancelled and called out the festivals for being “hypocrites.”
Akademiks wrote the following message about DaBaby in a series of tweets:
“Its just weird how Festivals are putting out these elaborate statements about how much they care about humanity and because of that can’t have da baby on their show for what he said. Yet 90% of the artists they book.. music is about drugs and murder.. n its totally fine to them.
These companies gotta choose whether they are prioritizing the art or morality. Because they all seem like hypocrites when they try to get on a high horse cancelling artists…Hip hop is a genre filled with imperfect individuals telling stories. Why even fw it if u want saints.”
As we previously reported, DaBaby has now been dropped from seven music festivals and many are wondering if he will be welcomed at the MTV VMAs next month in Brooklyn, New York.
He also issued a second apology regarding his comments that he posted to his Instagram account:
“Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes. As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publically working against me— knowing that what I needed was education on these topics and guidance— has been challenging.
I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education, and resources. That’s what I needed and it was received. I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important. Love to all. God bless.”
It appears that DaBaby is continuing on with his remaining shows, including one he just had with 50 Cent.
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