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DaBaby says he 'lost $100 million' from his homophobic and misogynistic remarks last year

DaBaby says he 'lost $100 million' from his homophobic and misogynistic remarks last year

The rapper was planning to buy a private jet with the money but he reckons 'God didn’t want [him] to have [his] plane yet'.

American Rapper DaBaby has revealed the staggering amount of money he lost in the wake of his homophobic and misogynistic comments at a Miami music festival last year.

DaBaby performed at Rolling Loud Music Festival in July 2021 and let loose some pretty wild comments.

"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,” he told the festival crowd, as per Billboard.

"Ladies, if your p***y smell like water, put your cell phone lighter up."

He added: "Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d**k in the parking lot, put your cell phone lighter up."

As you can imagine, people weren't impressed.

Now, in an interview with US radio station Hot 97, he reflected on his comments and the carnage he caused by running his mouth.

“I’m not into all the conspiracy theories, this and that, until you see it really cost a n****r USD$100 million (AUD$156 million, £55.8 million) within a year’s span,” he told the Ebro in the Morning show, according to Rap Up.

In another radio interview on Real 92.3, the rapper claimed that he had lost up to $30 million (AUD$46.7 million, £16.7 million) over his controversial comments.

Da Baby performs during Rolling Loud Music Festival held at Hard Rock Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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"I had USD$30 million worth of shows on the schedule before December 31."

So, it's unclear really how much he actually lost.

In the wake of the controversy DaBaby was dropped from several major festivals including Lollapalooza, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Austin City Limits, and more.

The rap star also shot down claims that his comments were designed to 'antagonise' Megan Thee Stallion, who had performed prior to him.

"I could care less," DaBaby told Ebro in the Morning, as per Rap Up.

The rap star also revealed that he had planned to take the millions he had lost and buy a private jet, but it seems the powers that be - and probably the environment - weren't down for that.

He said: "God didn’t want me to have my plane yet."

DaBaby did end up apologising for his comments at the Miami festival in the wake of the fallout.

Well, sort of.

"Anybody who has (sic) ever been effected (sic) 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. So my apologies," he said on Twitter.

He added in another tweet: "I told you, y’all digested that wrong."

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Topics: Rap, US News, Music