Madonna criticized DaBaby for spreading disinformation about AIDS and the LGBTQ community on stage and during his Rolling Loud concert earlier this week. The 29-year-old DaBaby has now apologized for his “insensitive” outburst.
The 62-year-old musician has a “message” for DaBaby in response to his homophobic remarks concerning HIV.
“If you’re going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ community about HIV/AIDS, then know your facts,” Madonna commented alongside a video of DaBaby’s remarks.
Additionally, she stated, “After decades of hard-won scientific research— there are life-saving medicines available to children born with HIV, to people who contract HIV through blood transfusions, dirty needles, or exchange of bodily fluids. These new ARV’s can keep a person with AIDS alive for the rest of their lives!!! AIDS is not transmitted by standing next to someone in a crowd.”
“I want to put my cellphone lighter up and pray for your ignorance; No one dies of AIDS in 2 or 3 weeks anymore. Thank God,” she continued.
Madonna also highlighted DaBaby’s “sexist remarks about Ladies who’s p—— need to smell like water” during his speech, saying that those remarks “only encourage more discrimination against women who fight daily against the oppression of living under the constraints of the Male Gaze.”
“People like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear,” she concluded. “All Human beings should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, or religious beliefs. AMEN.”
On Wednesday, DaBaby apologized for his remarks, stating that “y’all digested that wrong” and asked those speaking against his speech to “show this same amount of support when a racist cop kills one of our black ass.”
“Anybody who done ever been affected 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,” he tweeted. “So my apologies. But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you? y’all business is y’all business.”
In the promotion of a new song, DaBaby also used the incident, saying, “Bitch, we like AIDS, I’m on your ass, we on your ass, bitch, we won’t go ‘way.'”