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DaBaby releases shocking new video amid HIV rant scandal

DaBaby fuels more critics

DaBaby has done little to silence his critics after releasing a new video in which he appears to reference his recent ill-advised HIV rant.

The hitmaker stunned fans and followers by calling out gay people during his set at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, Florida on Sunday, urging concertgoers who didn't have HIV or Aids or "any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two or three weeks" to "put your cellphone light in the air."

His comments sparked backlash from stars including his Levitating collaborator Dua Lipa and gay rights activist Sir Elton John, and led to him issuing a half-hearted apology, in which he stated: "Anybody who done ever been effected 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."

However, DaBaby has now fueled the controversy by releasing a new self-directed video titled Giving What It's Supposed to Give.

In the video, the rapper holds up a sign that reads "AIDS" and the words "Don't Fight Hate With Hate" appear in rainbow colors at the end, alongside: "My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you."

He's also seen being pleasured by a woman, before kicking her out when she doesn't complete the job to his satisfaction.

The video came as the organization GLAAD joined the chorus of criticisms against the Suge star, with DaShawn Usher, GLAAD's Associate Director of Communities of Color, saying in a statement: "The rhetoric that DaBaby used is inaccurate, hurtful, and harmful to the LGBTQ community and the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV. It is critical that DaBaby and his fans learn that people living with HIV today, when on effective treatment, lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV.

"While DaBaby has made haphazard attempts to 'apologize,' actions need to be taken for full accountability and changes to do better in the future. It further confirms what GLAAD reported last year in the State of HIV Stigma Study that stigma and misinformation around HIV is widespread, and there is much work to be done to educate the public, including entertainers."



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