Rapper DaBaby is in hot water again after reportedly cutting ties with AIDS organizations.
Several AIDS organizations say DaBaby cut off communications after they asked for the funding he'd promised.
"Since [late Aug.], we have not received any outreach, partnership, or funding from DaBaby. The onus is now on him, if he chooses to, to convert his misinformation into allyship by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people of color-led HIV organizations."
If you recall, the AIDS organizations forgave the troubled rapper after his career was canceled following his homophobic rant in Miami earlier this year.
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"If you didn't show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in 2, 3 weeks, put ya cellphone light in the air... Fellas, if you ain't sucking d*ck in the parking lot, put ya cellphone light in the air. Keep it f**king real!"
The backlash was swift and a plethora of summer music festivals dropped DaBaby from their lineups.
Black HIV leaders called for a meeting with the artist in an open letter on August 04 "to which DaBaby affirmatively responded."
After the meeting, they issued a glowing report and gave their blessing for DaBaby to resume touring -- as long as he gave them his tour proceeds. But those checks were never cut.
They said in a statement, at the time:
"During our meeting, DaBaby was genuinely engaged, apologized for the inaccurate and hurtful comments he made about people living with HIV, and received our personal stories and the truth about HIV and its impact on Black and LGBTQ communities with deep respect... DaBaby's willingness to listen, learn, and grow can open the door to an entirely new generation of people to do the same."
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North Carolina's Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson insists straight people are superior to LGBT+ people because heterosexuals can reproduce.
Robinson made the comments while speaking at Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on November 14.
Ron Baity, the church's pastor, introduced Robinson to the congregation, saying he was "a breath of fresh air here in North Carolina."
Robinson, who is running for N.C. governor in 2024, said homosexuals are "what the cows leave behind."
He also referred to LGBT+ people as "maggots" and "flies" and he called homosexuality a sin.
Robinson told the congregation that homosexuality serves no purpose in God's plan.
"If homosexuality is of God, what purpose does it serve? What does it make? What does it create? It creates nothing."
Robinson made headlines earlier this year when he called homosexuals and transgenders "filth," and said teaching LGBT+ curriculum in schools was "child abuse."
He said "there's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality -- any of that filth."
"And yes, I called it filth, and if you don't like that I called it filth, come see me and I'll explain it to you," he said in a leaked video.
In response to the controversy, Robinson told the News & Observer:
"We are talking about this kind of filth being spread in our classrooms and being spread to our children... My personal beliefs and spiritual beliefs about homosexuality are not pertinent. I will fight for folks' rights to be secure in their persons every day that I'm in this office. But we will not allow it to be spread to classrooms and to children."
LGBT+ rights advocates protested outside Robinson's office on Friday, and activists read a list of names of transgender people who were killed this year.
Lil Nas X's biological father checked rapper Boosie Badazz for disrespecting his son in a expletive-filled post on Twitter.
In the now-deleted tweet on October 23, Boosie wrote in all caps:
"STOP TROLLING ME FA**OT LOL !! U A WHOLE BITCH PLAYING WITH A GANGSTA SMH U CAN KEEP SUCKING DI*K N GETTING F***ED N YOUR ASS N PEACE N #uhateyourself I WOULD TOO IF I WAS YOU LOL NASx IF YOU #commitsuicide YOU WOULD DO THIS WORLD A HUGE FAVOR NOBODY WANTS U HERE."
Twitter deleted the post for violating the company's policy on hate speech. However, the Louisiana native was not banned.
Boosie's tantrum came after LNX jokingly told fans on Instagram Live that he was collaborating on a new song with the 38-year-old rapper.
LNX responded to Boosie's tirade by joking:
"I am truly saddened. i have never been so mortified in my life. i can’t believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october."
But LNX's father, Robert Stafford held no punches in his response to Boosie on his Instagram stories.
Stafford, who wasn't around for much of his son's childhood, told Boosie, "Sit your old man looking ass down."
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Jon Gruden abruptly resigned Monday as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after more offensive emails were reported.
Gruden told the team he was resigning on Monday after more offensive emails surfaced. In one email, Gruden reportedly referred to Joe Biden in 2012 as a "nervous clueless pu**y".
On Monday night, Gruden released a statement, saying:
"I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone."
In a previously leaked email that was sent in 2011, Gruden said NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith had "lips the size of Michelin tires".
After the email leaked last week, Gruden apologized for his "insensitive remarks" about Smith. He claimed he was frustrated over the 2011 NFL lockout. He further explained that he often referred to "liars" as "rubber lips".
In other emails, Gruden allegedly used homophobic and sexist language to refer to Michael Sam, the first openly ghey NFL player, and female NFL officials.
The emails were sent between 2010 and 2012 and came to light as part of a workplace misconduct investigation into the Washington Football Team.
Gruden was in the fourth year of a 10-year, $100 million contract he signed with the Raiders in 2018.
He previously coached the Oakland Raiders from 1998-2001.
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Boosie Badazz had a predictable reaction to Lil Nas X's pregnancy photos in PEOPLE magazine.
The "Old Town Road" rapper strapped on a prosthetic belly to symbolize the birth of his "baby" on Sept. 17.
Boosie didn't hold back in his response to the 22-year-old:
"NAS X WTF U JUST DONT STOP. I THINK HES GOING TO TURN AROUND N SUCK ONE OF HIS BACK GROUND DANCERS D-CK ON NATIONAL TV #protectyours #godturninoverinhisgrave."
The 38-year-old Baton Rouge native is virulently anti-LGBT - and LNX is his favorite target.
In July, Boosie called LNX a "fa**ot" and promised to "beat up" the 22-year-old rapper on sight after LNX filmed a nude scene with prison inmates in his "Industry Baby" music video.
Boosie defended his hateful remarks during a sit down with the Breakfast Club.
"I just be feeling like sometimes I gotta speak up because, as far as straight people in the world, you don't have any opinion... If you say anything, 'I'm straight, I like women,' it's vulgar. You can't brag on really smashing or your sexuality anymore."
Boosie also predicted there will be not be any straight Black boys in 10 years.
Twitter users reacted to Boosie's homophobic comments.
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.
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Saweetie commented on homophobia in rap after fellow rapper DaBaby was "canceled" for uttering anti-ghey and anti-HIV comments at Rolling Loud festival in Miami.
Saweetie insists people should "respect each other" as all humans are the same regardless of gender identity or sexual preference.
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The curvaceous rapper (pictured far right) says all people are "equal" and calls for more to be done to stop the spread of hate toward LGBT+ people.
Speaking about her LGBTQ fans, Saweetie tells PEOPLE:
"I think that it's important that we all respect each other. We all bleed the same. We're all human beings. I was raised in a household that believes in respecting everyone, no matter who they are, no matter what they do, because at the end of the day, we're all equal.
"We all need to call out what we're uncomfortable with. We need to call out what we stand for and for what we believe is right."
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The rapper's growing popularity landed her a corporate sponsorship and her own Saweetie Meal from McDonald's.
Saweetie's comments come after DaBaby deleted his apology that his publicist wrote to the LGBT+ community on his Instagram page.
The post read:
"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 knew education on this is important. Love to all. God bless."
The rapper was widely criticized for his original comments about HIV and AIDS. He has lost millions in endorsements and summer festival bookings.
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DaBaby said on stage:
"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 cell phone lighter up...
"Fellas, if you ain't sucking d**k in the parking lot, put your cell phone lighter up."
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50 Cent is confident the world will forget DaBaby's homophobic rant in Miami, and welcome him back with open arms.
DaBaby, real name Jonathan Kirk, was "canceled" after uttering anti-HIV and anti-LGBT+ comments during his set at Rolling Loud music festival last month.
The 29-year-old was dropped by a plethora of summer music festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Parklife, Day N Vegas, ACL Fest, iHeartRadio Music Festival, and Can't Wait Live concert, among others.
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The pint-sized rapper further angered LGBT+ groups by deleting his publicist's apology to the LGBT+ community from his Instagram page.
But rapper 50 Cent doesn't believe DaBaby's homophobic rant is enough to cancel his rap career.
In an interview with E!'s Nightly Pop, Fiddy said DaBaby just doesn't realize he's a rap superstar who should watch what he says.
The 46-year-old rap veteran said DaBaby could benefit from media training.
"He just transitioned from being in that pool that everyone's in, as a rap artist. They didn't notify him that he's turning into a superstar. There's nobody that tells you, 'now you're being held to these standards that are mainstream standards that you can't say things, you can't do these different things.'
"He's just two years into his career, there's no artist development, no A&R... and he's definitely had no media training."
More music festivals have dropped DaBaby after he again refused to meet with LGBT+ and HIV/AIDS groups to develop a comprehensive anti-stigma campaign.
The 29-year-old rapper sparked outrage by uttering anti-HIV, anti-ghey comments at Rolling Loud in Miami.
On Friday, Aug. 6, it was announced singer Ne-Yo will replace DaBaby in the lineup at the Can't Wait Live concert in Philadelphia next week.
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Multiple LGBT+ and HIV/AIDS organizations have contacted the rapper's reps to schedule a day they can meet to "educate" him about homosexuality and HIV/AIDS.
GLAAD published an open letter to DaBaby on its website:
"We heard your inaccurate and harmful comments at Rolling Loud and have read your Instagram apology. However, at a time when HIV continues to disproportionately impact Black Americans and queer and transgender people of color, a dialogue is critical. We must address the miseducation about HIV, expressed in your comments, and the impact it has on various communities.
"You can be a powerful and influential voice, especially across your home base in the South, where the Black community's needs are notoriously under-represented across every public spectrum. We encourage you to share this information with your fans and followers, and become an agent of truth and change."
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However, DaBaby has reportedly declined to meet with the groups.
DaBaby has lost lucrative gigs at Lollapalooza music festival, Governors Ball, Parklife, Day N Vegas, ACL Fest, and the iHeartRadio Music Festival, among others.
LGBT+ groups fear DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, sabotaged their efforts to raise HIV awareness and increase LGBT+ visibility in the Black community.
Rapper Boosie Badazz lashed out at people trying to force "ghey stuff" on the kids in a new Instagram video.
Boosie was banned from Instagram last week for sharing a photo of a nude woman on a piano. But he created a new login.
In a new video he defended fellow rapper DaBaby who posted a formal apology on Instagram on Monday after he was booted from three more music festivals.
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DaBaby's publicist wrote the formal apology after the rapper went on an unhinged anti-HIV, anti-LGBT+ rant at Rolling Loud festival in Miami.
DaBaby has since lost lucrative sponsorships and gigs at Lollapalooza, the Governors Ball and Day N Vegas festivals.
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In a new video on Monday, Boosie lashed out at the cancel culture on social media.
"It's sad how y'all tryna force this gay stuff on the world. It's sad how y'all tryna ban artists. Y'all sad, bro, it's sad, bro. In 10 years, it ain't gonna be normal for a kid to be straight. It's sad, bro. Y'all tryna force it on these kids, bro. Pushing it on the artists, pushing it on all the biggest artists. You know why? Cause' the kids love those artists. You attacking these kids."
He continued: "God doing backflips right now."
In a previous video rant, the 38-year-old Louisiana native shaded Lil Nas X and made vulgar references about his homosexual lifestyle.
LGBT+ activists fear Boosie and DaBaby have sabotaged their efforts to increase LGBT+ visibility in hip-hop and the Black community.