After being taken off the stage, DaBaby is starting to be taken off the radio. Billboard notes that Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” remix featuring DaBaby has dropped 20 percent in playback and has been removed entirely from some radio stations.
Before DaBaby’s controversial homophobic comments, the song was played on 70.2 percent of radio stations, but has seen a sharp drop to 49.5 percent. After his comments, Dua Lipa came out against DaBaby.
“I am shocked and horrified by DaBaby’s comments,” Lipa wrote on her Instagram story. “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know that my fans know where my heart is and that I am 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV / AIDS. “
Following his comments, DaBaby has been called in by everyone from Elton John to Demi Lovato. It was also removed from numerous festivals, including Governors Ball and Lollapalooza.
Before being removed from Lolla, DaBaby was supposed to deliver a video apology. Billboard reports that DaBaby representatives reached out to seven fall festivals that signed him, along with Lolla, and promised to film an apology before taking the stage in Chicago. DaBaby missed the deadline and his tweeted “apology” was the only one left. “I’m not tripping over all of you, am I? You are all businesses, ”DaBaby tweeted.
Following more festival releases, DaBaby released a formal apology: “I want to apologize to the LGBTQ + community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made,” DaBaby said in a formal apology. “Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV / AIDS and I know that education is important. Love to all. God bless you “.