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The prosecutor who sent serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to prison denies Milwaukee police were slow to catch him because they were homophobic and racist.

Former Milwaukee D.A. Michael McCann rejected Netflix's portrayal of Milwaukee cops as racist and homophobic in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

McCann tells TMZ, the notion that Milwaukee officers turned a blind eye to Dahmer's victims because they were gay and Black is ludicrous.

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But Dahmer's neighbor, Glenda Cleveland (played by Niecy Nash in the Netflix film starring Evan Peters), alerted Milwaukee PD to strange sounds and odors coming from Dahmer's apartment multiple times before he was finally captured. Many believe cops ignored her because she was Black.

On May 26, 1991, Dahmer enticed a 14-year-old Lao boy named Konaral Sinthasomphone to his apartment. Dahmer drugged the boy with pills before drilling a small hole in his skull and injecting hydrochloric acid.

Sinthasomphone managed to escape apartment 213. He was naked and heavily sedated when he was spotted by three concerned Black women who called 911.

Over the women's objections, police returned the frightened boy to Dahmer who killed him later that night.

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The officers who returned with the boy to Dahmer's residence said the apartment was tidy. They did notice a foul odor — from another male victim decomposing on the floor of Dahmer's bedroom. But the cops didn't go into the bedroom.

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McCann said Dahmer simply didn't leave a lot of evidence lying around his apartment for police to find.

McCann acknowledges racism and homophobia generally has been a problem historically in law enforcement, but he is still adamant that it played no role in how officers handled Dahmer.

Twitter users accused Netflix of romanticizing Dahmer who killed and ate 17 mostly Black, gay men.

They say Dahmer would not have gone on a killing spree if society was more tolerant of homosexuals back then.

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Da Brat praised Ray J for saying straight men should support their LGBT+ brothers during Pride Month.

The "One Wish" singer/actor said straight men should show more love for their gay brothers.
 
RELATED: Ray J: ‘Straight dudes need to show more love to gay dudes’
 
Homophobia in the Black community has been linked to psychological fear of sexuality in response to a history of exploitation by slave masters.

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In a video on his Instagram Stories, Ray J said, "It's Gay Pride Month. Shout out to all my gay ni**as. Shout out to everybody in the LGBT community. I told my ni**as that it need to be more straight ni**as giving love to the gay ni**as... I got a lot of gay friends and I got a lot of real ni**as that's gay and we make a lot of money together, but it ain't just about the money."

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TMZ caught up with Da Brat and her wife Judy Dupart and asked them to comment on Ray J's statements.

"I think when Ray J's passionate about something he speaks on it and I'm not mad at him," said Da Brat. "I kinda appreciate him for speaking out and saying how he feels. Shout out everybody, you shouldn't discriminate. If somebody you know and love is gay and they're doing something great, shout 'em out and give 'em their flowers, too."

Da Brat said Ray J may not be the right messenger to affect change in the Black community.

"Maybe if Snoop said it," she said of Ray J's blood cousin. "Snoop has more people of different genres and people all over the world know Snoop, but it may affect some change in people that respect Ray J. But, you know, I think a lot of the OG's out here would respect somebody else saying it, too, but I think it definitely helps."

Da Brat, 48, denied her lesbian preference for decades before finally coming out a few years ago.

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The United Nations issued a warning that "homophobic and racist" language used in news reports on monkeypox cases jeopardizes public health.

As previously reported, 89 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Europe are all men who have sex with men (MSM).

Dr. Amesh Adalia, of Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, says "monkeypox is not a threat to the general public. This is something we've dealt with before."

He added, "What's interesting about this outbreak that's occurring now is it's transmitting person to person with people who haven't been to any of the endemic areas in Africa - haven't had contact with animals. So, we've got epidemiological work to do to halt this outbreak. It's not something that has pandemic potential..."

Dr. Adalia seemed to confirm that monkeypox only affects a certain group of people through person to person contact.

However, UNAIDS says pointing out any link to the gay community and monkeypox transmission causes "stigma" and will have a "devastating effect" on the public's response to the outbreak.

"Stigma and blame undermine trust and capacity to respond effectively during outbreaks like this one," Matthew Kavanagh, UNAIDS deputy executive director, said Sunday in a statement.

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UNAIDS, which was launched in 1996 as a global response to the AIDS epidemic, is now urging media outlets to report on the spread of monkeypox "with a rights-based, evidence-based approach that avoids stigma."

According to UNAIDS, the decades long fight to end AIDS round the world — "show that stigma and blame directed at certain groups of people can rapidly undermine outbreak response."

"Stigma hurts everyone. Shared science and social solidarity help everyone," said Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh reiterated that "this disease can affect anyone" and he thanked members of the LGBTQ community "for having led the way on raising awareness."

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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.
 

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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.

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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."

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"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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READ ALSO: DaBaby Deletes Apology to LGBT+ Community From Instagram Page
 
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."

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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.

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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.

READ ALSO: Rapper Boosie takes first steps after surviving drive-by shooting

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.
 

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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.

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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.
 

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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.

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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"

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