On Aug. 2, he released an apology for his insensitive remarks.
“Social media moves so fast that people want to demolish you before you even have the opportunity to grow, educate, and learn from your mistakes,” the 29-year-old rap artist composed on Instagram. “As a man who has had to make his own way from very difficult circumstances, having people I know publicly working against me—knowing that what I needed was education on these topics and guidance—has been challenging.”
He continued, “I appreciate the many people who came to me with kindness, who reached out to me privately to offer wisdom, education and resources. That’s what I needed and it was received.”
DaBaby then excused “the hurtful and triggering comments” he made about the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and those impacted by HIV/AIDS.
“Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important,” he concluded. “Love to all. God bless. -DaBaby.”