American rapper DaBaby has been erased from the lineup for the Lollapalooza festival following the comments he made during a performance in Miami.
During that performance, the songster, whose birth name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, had called out members of the LGBTQ community, as well as people living with HIV and AIDS, stating that the disease would kill them in two or three weeks (which is medically false).
He also asked members of the audience who aren’t gay and who aren’t living with HIV/ AIDS to raise their cellphone flashlight.
His action provoked outrage among members of the LGBTQ community, with the likes of Madonna and Sir Elton John denouncing his remarks.
For their part, the organizers of the Lollapalooza tweeted that he would no longer perform at the show, which was “founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love.” In his place, the organizers said they’d use Young Thug.
Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight. Young Thug will now perform at 9:00pm on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, and G Herbo will perform at 4:00pm on the T-Mobile Stage. pic.twitter.com/Mx4UiAi4FW
— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) August 1, 2021
DaBaby has yet to address his removal from the lineup of Lollapalooza, and neither has members of his team released a statement.
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