The organizers of the 2021 Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago have canceled DaBaby‘s headlining performance amid controversy over his recent homophobic comments.
The 29-year-old rapper, who had voiced his excitement over his set, which was due to take place on Sunday August 1st, did not respond directly to the decision. His rep had no immediate comment when he was told by E! News.
“Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusiveness, respect and love,” read the festival’s Instagram Stories on Sunday, August 1st. “With that in mind, DaBaby won’t be performing at Grant Park tonight.”
Last weekend when DaBaby was performing on the stage at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, DaBaby asked viewers to light their cell phone flashlights if they “don’t show up today with HIV / AIDS, one of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you do it “Die in two to three weeks,” reported NBC News, adding that the rapper later made other gross comments about gay men and women, according to a now-viral video.