DACONSEQUENCES & DAREPERCUSSIONS: DaBaby Dropped from Yet Another Festival; This Time it’s The Governor’s Ball Following His Display of DaIgnorance at Rolling Loud

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 15: Rapper DaBaby performs at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 2019 at State Farm Arena on June 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

DaBaby literally had one job, to get on DaStage, do DaShow, and get DaHellOn, yet he decided to spew an unwarranted rant of hate and now his opportunities are falling like dominoes.

Shortly after finding himself dropped from the Lollapalooza lineup over a homophobic rant issued at Rolling Loud Miami, DaBaby has found himself removed from another major festival. Today, it was announced that the controversial rapper would no longer be performing his set at the Governor’s Ball, who explained their decision in a statement.

“Founders Entertainment does not and will not tolerate hate or discrimination of any kind,” it reads. “We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make New York City the greatest city in the world. Thank you to the fans who continue to speak up for what is right. Along with you, we will continue to use our platform.”

At this moment, the open position left by DaBaby has yet to be filled, nor has the rapper addressed the domino effect of festivals distancing themselves from him. For those who missed his original rant, it began when DaBaby said the following: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up. Ladies, if your p*ssy smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d*ck in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”

In the wake of his spontaneous speech — the contents of which resembled his recent single’s video with striking similarity — many prominent artists, including the legendary Questlove, emerged to speak out against DaBaby. Yet not everybody was on the same page regarding universal cancellation. Following DaBaby’s removal from Governor’s Ball, DJ Akademiks issued a few thoughts on the situation.

“I fw Da Baby.. at this point though I don’t think its about his comments (him and others in hip hop have said worse things.. not justifying them)… however I think this is one of them last stands for cancel culture,” writes Ak. “He apologized but basically acted like he was 2 big to cancel.

“The moment Da Baby said he was the ‘influence’ like.. that can’t be taken from you or your livelihood can’t be affected by others,” he continues. “I knew they were finna have a hard on for him… can’t be arrogant and pompous when that cancel train come for u.. even if u think its overblown. Every festival finna try to look good by taking him off their lineup.. until he comes back begging and pleading. Thats what cancel culture is these days.. its more bout bringing entertainers 2 their knees begging back for acceptance rather than letting u learn from ur mistake.”

Take a look at the announcement along with Akademik’s tweets below and let us know if you think DaContinued cancellation is justified.

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