Dua Lipa speaks out against collaborator’s homophobic remarks: ‘Surprised and horrified’


Dua Lipa is speaking out against DaBaby’s homophobic comments at Rolling Loud.

The pop star — who collaborated with DaBaby on the wildly popular remix of her song ‘Levitating’ — took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to condemn the comments DaBaby made during his Rolling Loud music festival performance on Sunday night.

According to a video posted by TMZ, DaBaby encouraged the audience to put their mobile phone flashlights in the air if they “didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks,” among further derogatory remarks about HIV/AIDS and LGBTQI+ people.

Dua Lipa and DaBaby collaborated on the 2020 track Levitating. (YouTube)

“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,” Lipa wrote on her Instagram story. “I really don’t recognise this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100 per cent with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

Representatives for DaBaby did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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Dua Lipa Says she's 'surprised and horrified' by DaBaby's homophobic remarks.
Dua Lipa Says she’s ‘surprised and horrified’ by DaBaby’s homophobic remarks. (Instagram)

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On Monday, DaBaby attempted to defend his comments on Instagram Live per TMZ but continued to make offensive statements. He claimed that his interaction with the crowd in getting them to put their phone flashlights up was not a homophobic rant but “a call to action”.

Furthermore, the rapper said his gay fans “don’t got f—ing AIDS” because they aren’t “nasty” or “junkies”.

Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ remix featuring DaBaby was released on October 1, 2020, and was a smash on the charts, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

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