Apologies come and Apoligies go. Dababy’s apology to for LGBTQ community has dissapeared from his social media accounts .
The artist has lost millions in cancellations and endorsements since his negative HIV, AIDS comment at his Miami concert .
While many artist are keeping their distance, Nick Cannon and 50 cents are standing by DaBaby.
During an appearance on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on Monday (Aug. 9), Nick didn’t justify the remarks Baby made when the North Carolina rhymer directly targeted individuals with HIV, AIDS, the LGBTQ+ community and more. Instead, the actor-rapper explained to cohosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God that Dabay has experienced trauma in his life and should be educated rather than condemned and exiled from the music industry.
“First of all, I think, not only in the Black community and I’ve experience it, but definitely men a lot of times, we have that ego,” Nick began after being asked what advice he’d offer to DaBaby. “Man, we believe apologizing is weakness when it actually takes great strength to step up to anyone and say, ‘I was wrong.’ And a lot of times we think apologizing is like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry you feel bad.’ You have to step up and say, ‘I didn’t handle that in a way…I’m not perfect.’ And that shows strength.”
Nick Cannon went on to say, “I know [Da]Baby and that’s a strong brother. That man not only just lost his pops, his brother and still to have that big smile that he has everyday knowing everything that he comes…I grew up in Charlotte part of my life. I know that life.
50 Cent doesn’t believe the damage done to DaBaby’s career will be long-term. In an interview with E!’s Nightly Pop, the “In Da Club” star brushed off the controversy and put it down to baby steps. When asked by co-hosts Morgan Stewart McGraw, Nina Parker and Hunter March whether he’ll bounce back, Fiddy said, “Yeah, he will. As long as he keeps his consistency with the music. Remember they canceled Chris Brown, five, six times?”
DaBaby as “a really talented, special artist” who made a blunder. He just transitioned from being in that pool that everyone’s in, as a rap artist. They didn’t notify him that he’s turning into a superstar. There’s nobody that tells you, ‘now you’re being held to these standards that are mainstream standards that you can’t say things, you can’t do these different things.’
“He’s just two years into his career, there’s no artist development, no A&R,” he added, “and he’s definitely had no media training.”