Rapper DaBaby and organizers behind his Saturday night concert near Atlanta have come under fire on social media for failing to protect concertgoers against the coronavirus.
Several fans took to social media to say they tested positive after attending his rap concert in Georgia, where organizers failed to enforce social distancing measures.
The "Suge" star ignored coronavirus concerns and pressed ahead with his Fourth of July celebration at the Cosmopolitan Premier Lounge in Decatur, even though positive tests across the state have spiked in recent days.
Prior to the gig, promoter MyDJDre told TMZ the venue would only be at 40 per cent capacity to allow for attendees to socially distance while inside the club.
DaBaby’s 4th Of July Concert Was Not Socially Distant - Stereogum https://t.co/kGPaunA5Cb
— Rip Kobe (@UncleDomoleek) July 6, 2020
Organizers said they would turn away fans at the door if they failed to wear a mask or refused to have their temperature checked upon entry.
But concertgoers did not socially distance or wear masks as they stood shoulder-to-shoulder inside the packed club which has room for 4,000 people.
DaBaby was also supposed to be limited to having a three-person entourage with him during his performance, but he arrived at the venue with a bus load of people and brought a crowd up on the stage too.
After the footage began circulating on social media, many concerned users shared their disapproval at the apparent lack of concern for public safety.
Responding to the club's DJ, who boasted about DaBaby's gig attracting "the whole city" in an Instagram post, one person remarked, "I wouldn't be bragging that 'the whole city came out' in the middle of a pandemic."
"This is so irresponsible. You should be ashamed," read another comment.
Another user tweeted: "I absolutely love Dababy and his music but this is such an awful idea. Risking thousands of lives for a silly a** concert is so foolish. Cancel this ridiculousness."
WAIT... 1600 PEOPLE WENT TO A DABABY CONCERT YESTERDAY?!?! LMAOOOOO YALL DESERVE THE RONA
— JALYEN BROWNS BIGGEST FAN (43-21) (@steezy_bart) July 6, 2020
A third user wrote: "For god's sake man America stay home do you not fear death at this point? Who's going to a dababy concert to just see this guy lip sync all of his songs that sound the same anyway."
DaBaby and MyDJDre have yet to respond to the latest backlash.
Ya'll really risking yourselves going to a Dababy concert during a PANDEMIC...the bar is set low whew
— Jun #blm ? (@ghettoseok) July 5, 2020