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Lollapalooza drops rapper DaBaby after homophobic remarks

Lollapalooza announced that it dropped hip-hop act DaBaby from performing his set at the popular music festival in the aftermath of homophobic remarks toward the LGBTQ community. 

“Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love,” the music festival said in a statement on Sunday. 

“With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight,” it added.


The decision came after DaBaby sparked criticism with homophobic remarks during his set at the Rolling Loud music festival last week. 

“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 cellphone lighter up,” the “Suge” rapper said during his set. “Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d— in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up!” 

Legendary musician Elton John, who is openly gay, took to Twitter on Wednesday and called out the rapper for his controversial comments, saying that  “a musician’s job is to bring people together.”

DaBaby, whose real name is  Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, apologized for his comments at the concert, saying he had “no intentions on offending anybody.”

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