DaBaby Sort of Tries to Apologize Again

The apology tour hits New Jersey with the rapper's first festival appearance since his infamous Rolling Loud rant

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 23, 2021

We've learned more about DaBaby than we ever would've liked to in recent weeks — including his lack of understanding of how an apology works or what it means to take any kind of accountability for his actions.

While it feels like it's been forever, the rapper's viral homophobic rant at Miami, FL's Rolling Loud festival actually happened less than a month ago. After being dropped from numerous festival bills, DaBaby made his first onstage appearance since the incident at the Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey over the weekend.

Beforehand, he played a video montage complete with a serious-toned voiceover, in which he simultaneously made another attempt at apologizing while thanking Hot 97 for allowing him to perform.

"[Hot 97] allowed me to share my gift, share my blessing with y'all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash," DaBaby said [via Complex]. "So hats off to y'all for that… They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies when I said I never, ever meant to offend anybody or say anything to make anybody feel any type of way live on that stage a few weeks ago."

He continued: "And Hot 97 was also willing to stick they neck out on the line, willing to go against all odds with everything going on out here in the world, and still allow me to come out here on this stage and utilize they platform to help the world move forward."

Naturally, he followed this potentially promising start by adding: "Other than the people that, you know, was truly offended, I feel like the rest of y'all motherfuckers being crybabies."

This comes after the rapper deleted his public apology — the second one, that is — from Instagram. We've said it once and we'll say it again: throw this one out with DaBathwater.

You can watch clips of the video montage and performance below.

In related news, Lil Nas X recently dethroned DaBaby as the most-streamed male rapper on Spotify.

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