Elton John Slams DaBaby's Homophobic Remarks: His 'Job Is To Bring People Together'

The music legend said “HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry.'

7/29/2021 8:39:00 AM

The music legend said “HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry.'

The music legend said “HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry' and implored the rapper to 'spread compassion and love.'

“A musician’s job is to bring people together,” the statement concluded.DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was heard telling the crowd on Saturday: “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. … Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”

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The remarks were met with widespread backlash,including from his “Levitating” remix collaborator Dua Lipa. She told fans on her Instagram story Tuesday: “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

Fast-fashion brandBoohoo Man announcedWednesday it would be cutting ties with the rapper, whom it released a 100-piece capsule collection with in June.In a statement posted to social media, Boohoo said: “BoohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no long 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 LGBT+ community, and do not tolerate hate speech or discrimination in any form.” headtopics.com

DaBaby initially doubled down on his comments on Instagram Live this week and declared he “wasn’t going on a rant.”“That’s called a call to action. That’s what that’s called, cause I’m a live performer. I’m the best live performer,” he told fans.But he has since changed his tune,

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eltonofficial performed with EMINEM after he used several offensive homophobic slurs I wonder why he so quick to cancel DaBabyDaBaby 🤔 don’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out This brings me to the obvious question…. Who the fuck is DaBaby? I like how after being dropped by a couple of companies the (half assed) apology came out. Sorry though his 'job' isn't to bring people together it's to entertain.

Grandpa Nor do 70year old pantomime dames but Elton seems to get away with that look! He’s 100% right. His statements were ridiculous and uncalled for. nice

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