DaBaby clapped back at “cry babies” during his first performance since his headline-grabbing homophobic outburst at the Rolling Loud music festival last month.
The 29-year-old rapper was humbled after NY radio station Hot 97 allowed him to perform at its Summer Jam festival at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, August 22.
A plethora of summer music festivals canceled the outspoken rapper’s bookings after he uttered anti-HIV and anti-LGBT+ insults at Rolling Loud.
Before DaBaby took to the stage, a pre-recorded video was shown in which he thanked Hot 97 for letting him “to share my gift, share my blessing with y’all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash.”
“They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies when I said I never, ever meant to offend anybody or say anything to make anybody feel any type of way live on that stage a few weeks ago.
“Hot 97 was also willing to stick they neck out on the line, willing to go against all odds with everything going on out here in the world, and still allow me to come out here on this stage and utilize they platform to help the world move forward.”
After DaBaby hit the stage, he took the opportunity to apologize once again to the LGBT+ community:
“I never in my life meant to offend anybody, you know, and I apologize… that ain’t even how I rock.
“But check this out, other than the people that was truly offended, I feel like the rest of y’all motherf**kers are being cry babies.”
His remarks neatly segued into “Cry Baby” – his hit collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion.