DaBaby comments spark backlash from Elton John, Madonna and other celebs

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(CNN)DaBaby has attracted immoderate high-profile critics.

During the performance, helium made mendacious and insulting comments astir cheery men and HIV, and spoke crudely astir women, arsenic well.

    John, who is cheery and a longtime HIV activist, took to Twitter to accidental "We've been shocked to work astir the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made astatine a caller DaBaby show."

      "This fuels stigma and favoritism and is the other of what our satellite needs to combat the AIDS epidemic," helium tweeted earlier offering up immoderate factual information astir HIV. "Homophobic and HIV mistruths person nary spot successful our nine and manufacture and arsenic musicians, we indispensable dispersed compassion and emotion for the astir marginalised radical successful our communities. A musician's occupation is to bring radical together."

      Madonna besides shared her "message" to DaBaby connected societal media, posting a video of his remarks connected her Instagram account and penning "If you're going to marque hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ assemblage astir HIV/AIDS past cognize your facts."

      "After decades of hard won technological research— determination are present beingness redeeming medicines disposable to children calved with HIV, to radical who declaration HIV done humor transfusions, soiled needles oregon speech of bodily fluids," she wrote. "These caller ARV's tin support a idiosyncratic with AIDS live for the remainder of their lives!!! AID's is not transmitted by lasting adjacent to idiosyncratic successful a crowd."

      Demi Lovato, who precocious went nationalist that that they are nonbinary, shared a post from constitution creator and activistic Matt Bernstein astir the information of DaBaby's comments connected her Instagram account.

      Singer Dua Lipa, who collaborated with the rapper connected a remix of her opus "Levitating," said successful a connection on her Instagram Live Tuesday that she was "surprised and horrified astatine DaBaby's comments."

      "I truly don't admit this arsenic the idiosyncratic I worked with. I cognize my fans cognize wherever my bosom lies and that I basal 100% with the LGBTQ community," she wrote. "We request to travel unneurotic to combat the stigma and ignorance astir HIV/AIDS."

      Musician, shaper and filmmaker Questlove posted connected Instagram an updated imagination database of whom helium would person play an updated "Summer of Soul" festival with DaBaby's sanction scratched disconnected the list.

      "Somebody Gotta accidental it: Homophobia/Transphobia/Xenophobia/Misogyny/Racism — this should spell w/o saying is morally wrong," Questlove wrote.

      But astatine slightest 1 celeb has spoken retired connected behalf of the rapper.

        "If you gonna person the Lil Nas X video and him surviving his truth, you gonna damn definite person radical similar DaBaby who gonna talk their truth," chap T.I. said connected Instagram astir rapper Lil Nas X being openly gay. "Ain't thing incorrect with nary of it. It ain't got to beryllium nary hate. It's each honesty. Everybody surviving successful their truth."

        CNN has reached retired to reps for DaBaby for comment.

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