Prince Williams/Wireimage

Rapper Boosie Badazz was banned (again) on Instagram for posting a photo of a nude woman. In response, he created a new IG page and attacked country trap rapper Lil Nas X on Instagram Live.

He also defended fellow rapper DaBaby who was canceled after his anti-ghey, anti-HIV rant at Rolling Loud in Miami on Sunday.

Twitter users created memes of DaBaby and Boosie.

Photo may have been deleted

Instagram

In one meme, DaBaby (left) and Boosie (right) join LNX in an imagined scene from his "Industry Baby" music video.

Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., was banned on IG this week after posting a photo of a naked woman sitting on a piano.

The 38-year-old Louisiana native shaded Lil Nas X and made vulgar references about his homosexual lifestyle.

He directed his anger toward the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, who appeared on The Breakfast Club radio show.

Boosie blamed racism and asked Mosseri why other influencers who post nudity on the platform are not banned.

On his Instagram live, he attacked Lil Nas X and claimed that the photo sharing platform protects LNX who dances naked with men but doesn't get banned.

He also defended fellow rapper DaBaby who angered LGBT+ groups with his anti-ghey rant at Rolling Loud.

"If I was DaBaby, I'll tell them f**k y'all," said Boosie.

"Lil Nas, they want to perform naked for charity... That's the most disrespectful [expletive] in the world.... They got kids who watch that sh*t," he said, before urging LNX to give head on IG.

Boosie called LNX a "fa**ot" and said he would "beat up" the 22-year-old rapper.

The video went viral on Twitter, where LGBT+ users who were busy canceling rapper DaBaby have now focused their energy on canceling Boosie.
 

Photo may have been deleted

YouTube

LGBT+ groups say rapper DaBaby has gone too far with his offensive music video titled "Giving What It's Supposed to Give."

DaBaby directed the video himself because he couldn't find a director willing to take the heat.

The new video, released on Wednesday, July 28, appears to reference his controversial anti-ghey, anti-HIV rant at Rolling Loud festival in Miami on Sunday, July 25.

The 29-year-old Capricorn urged concertgoers who didn't have HIV or Aids or "any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two or three weeks" to "put your cellphone light in the air".

He also urged men to raise their cellphone lights if they didn't give oral sex to other men in the parking lot.

His comments sparked backlash from stars including his "Levitating" collaborator Dua Lipa and gay rights activist Sir Elton John.

His upcoming concerts were canceled and BooHooMAN USA dropped him as a celebrity sponsor.

DaBaby has issued two apologies, asking LGBT+ members to give him the same freedom of expression that they expect.

Photo may have been deleted

YouTube

In his new music video, "Giving What It's Supposed to Give," the rapper holds up a sign that reads "AIDS" while being berated by two homosexual males. He lowers the sign, pulls out a gun and shoots both males.

In another scene, he is pleasured by a white woman in a kitchen while he raps, "That head is giving what it's supposed to give."

The video ends with the words "Don't Fight Hate With Hate" in rainbow colors, alongside: "My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you."

The music video only angered LGBT+ activists, who argue that DaBaby is not remorseful or sorry for his behavior.

DaShawn Usher, GLAAD's Associate Director of Communities of Color, said in a statement:

"The rhetoric that DaBaby used is inaccurate, hurtful, and harmful to the LGBTQ community and the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV. It is critical that DaBaby and his fans learn that people living with HIV today... lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV.

“While DaBaby has made haphazard attempts to 'apologize,' actions need to be taken for full accountability and changes to do better in the future. It further confirms what GLAAD reported last year in the State of HIV Stigma Study that stigma and misinformation around HIV is widespread, and there is much work to be done to educate the public, including entertainers."

LGBT+ groups have reached out to DaBaby to help create an HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign targeting Black males.

So far, the rapper has not responded.
 

CAUTION: This music video simulates graphic sex and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

DaBaby - "Giving What It's Supposed to Give"

SR rated: 0.5/5 roses

roses
 

Photo may have been deleted

Getty Images

Elton John politely joined the public backlash against rapper DaBaby for his anti-ghey and anti-HIV rant at Rolling Loud.

The openly ghey pop icon slammed rapper DaBaby for stigmatizing HIV/AIDS survivors with his hateful speech on July 25 in Miami, Florida.

The rapper urged concertgoers who didn't have HIV or AIDS or "any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases" to "put your cellphone light in the air".

He also urged heterosexual men to raise their cellphones high if they didn't give oral sex to other males in the parking lot.

Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

DaBaby immediately received backlash for his remarks from gay rights activists and officials, and now Sir Elton John is criticizing him for adding to "stigma and discrimination".

"We've been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show," he wrote on Instagram.

"This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.

"HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry. We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it. As musicians, it's our job to bring people together."

DaBaby has now apologized twice for his verbal rampage, tweeting:

"Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y'all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody [sic]."

DaBaby is officially canceled. Several of the rapper's upcoming shows have been canceled by club promoters who don't want their venues destroyed by angry protesters.

Rich Fury/Getty Images

Rapper DaBaby issued an official apology for his homophobic Rolling Loud festival rant in Miami, Florida on July 23.

In his official apology, the rapper admitted his comments were "insensitive" and disrespectful to the LGBT+ community and HIV/AIDS survivors.

The rapper upset gay rights activists with his speech about HIV and AIDS sufferers during his set.

"If you didn't show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light in the air," he said.

He added, "Fellas, if you ain't suck a n**ga's d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights in the air. Keep it f**king real."

His comments sparked major backlash online and in his bank accounts. His critics included his "Levitating" collaborator Dua Lipa, who said she was "surprised" and "horrified" at his comments.

DaBaby tweeted on Tuesday:

"Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y'all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies But the LGBT community... I ain't trippin on y'all, do you. y'all business is y'all business [sic]."

 

Originally published on July 26, 2021:

Rapper DaBaby's homophobic and anti-HIV speech at the Rolling Loud music festival sparked outrage on Twitter.

Rich Fury/Getty Images

The 29-year-old Capricorn uttered the comments during his live set at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, July 25.

"If you didn't show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in 2, 3 weeks, then put your cellphone light up.

"Ladies, if your pu$$y smell like water, put a cellphone light them up. Fellas, if you ain't sucking d**k in the parking lot put your cellphone light up. Keep it real."

Ghey Twitter lit up as users expressed their outrage when the video went viral last night.

HIV advocacy groups slammed the rap star for "spreading misinformation about HIV."

"It's wrong for people living with HIV to be made to feel lesser or excluded because of their diagnosis – it should be unacceptable in the musical industry and in society at large," said Richard Angell, campaigns director at the Terrence Higgins Trust.

He added:

"Comments like DaBaby's perpetuate HIV-related stigma and discrimination, as well as spreading misinformation about HIV.

"You can now live a long, healthy life with HIV thanks to medical progress when you're diagnosed and accessing treatment.

"That's why it's important to challenge anything that deters people from testing and learning the facts about HIV."

Watch the video below.
 

Photo may have been deleted

Getty Images, Instagram

Rapper T.I. defended DaBaby's homophobic speech at the Rolling Out music festival in Miami, Florida on Sunday, July 25.

During his Sunday night set, DaBaby invited fans to put their "cellphone lighters up" if they don't have HIV or AIDS "or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that'll make you die in two to three weeks".

Rich Fury/Getty Images

He also told males to hold their cellphones up if they didn't give fellatio to men in the parking lot.

Twitter users were quick to protest the rapper's comments, and LGBT+ advocacy groups called him out for stigmatizing people with HIV.

DaBaby attempted to apologize for his comments on Monday, but he failed miserably.

The rapper claimed his words weren't directed at his gay fans because they're not "nasty ghey n**gas" or "junkies" and they take care of themselves. He said his ghey fans don't have HIV or AIDS.
 

In an Instagram Live on Monday, T.I. insisted what DaBaby said was no more disturbing than videos by openly gay rapper Lil Nas X.

T.I. said he had "a lot of respect" for openly ghey artists, but he also felt Lil Nas X's new "Industry Baby" video went too far.

"That s**t ain't for me," he said. "I can't look at it."

"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."

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

T.I., a father of seven, defended his pro-heterosexual stance.

"I respect gheys... If homosexuals have more rights than heterosexual people, just say that... Just let that be the law," he said.

He added he doesn't want his children watching Lil Nas X's video and he feels the same way about the raunchy "WAP" video by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion -- although he enjoyed watching the "WAP" video.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old rapper and his wife, Tiny, 46, continue to deny allegations of sexual assault brought against them by multiple women, who have accused the couple of drugging and assaulting them.
 

Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Kate Winslet opened up about "well known" celebrities who are hiding their LGBT+ status due to "homophobia" in Hollywood.

In a recent interview, the "Titanic" actress spoke about "stigma" in Hollywood that terrifies celebrities.

Winslet, 45, said well-known stars are afraid to come out of the closet because they will lose out on straight roles.

"I cannot tell you the number of young actors I know — some well known, some starting out — who are terrified their sexuality will be revealed and that it will stand in the way of their being cast in straight roles," she said. "Now that's f***ed up."

"I'm telling you," she continued. "A well-known actor has just got an American agent and the agent said, 'I understand you are bisexual. I wouldn't publicist that.' I can think of at least four actors absolutely hiding their sexuality. It's painful. Because they fear being found out. And that's what they say. 'I don't want to be found out.'"

Winslet said the stigma applies more to males than females.

"It's bad news. Hollywood has to drop that dated crap of, 'Can he play straight because, apparently, he's gay?'"

"That should be almost illegal," she said. "You would not believe how widespread it is. And it can't just be distilled to the question about gay actors playing gay parts. Because actors, in some cases, are choosing not to come out for personal reasons. And it's nobody's business. Perhaps privacy. Perhaps conditioning and shame."

The LGBT+ community is particularly sensitive to straight actors playing LGBT+ roles.

"We could have had a conversation about how I feel about playing a lesbian and possibly taking that role from somebody," Winslet said. "But I'm done with not being honest about what my real opinions are, and I know the part was never offered to anybody else. In taking this part I had an opportunity to bring an LGBTQ story into living rooms."

Frank Ocean

Rapper T-Pain is accusing the hip hop community -- specifically rappers -- of blacklisting singer Frank Ocean because of his sexual preference.

In an open letter on his Tumblr blog in 2012, Ocean wrote that he had "unrequited feelings" for another man. But rather than accept him with open arms, the hip hop community quietly turned their backs on the 26-year-old songwriter (no pun intended). T-Pain suggested other rappers were discriminating against Ocean by not featuring him on their tracks.

Read more »