Lil Nas X said he felt “bad” for DaBaby following the backlash he received for making a series of homophobic comments on stage.
Earlier this year, DaBaby said “guys, if you don’t suck your dick in the parking lot, turn on your cell phone,” during a performance at Rolling Loud Miami. During the show, he also commented on HIV, which Elton John, Dua Lipa and Madonna all condemned.
Following the incident, DaBaby was banned from festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Governors Ball 2021 before apologizing to the LGBTQ + community for his “hurtful and triggering comments.”
In a new interview with GQ However, Lil Nas X believes DaBaby is part of the “hypermasculine” rap scene and hopes he can grow up from the experience.
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After acknowledging that he helped make hip-hop less hypermasculine, Lil Nas X said, “I’m not going to lie, I feel bad for DaBaby. I hope he will come out of it. I hope he is able to. But I do not know. The whole landscape is very hypermasculine. It’s so awesome and so amazing that all of these female rappers perceive. And, in a way, female rappers are the greatest female rappers right now. “
He added, “I feel like this new generation of rappers that’s coming in, and those who are here, are going to have to reshape their thoughts. Because the change is happening. There are going to be so many rappers. gay. There are going to be more trans people in the industry and so on. Ten years from now, not everything I do will sound like shocking.
He went on to say that he was working on “gay acceptance” and the acceptance “looks like a little boy asking his parents at eight, can he get nail polish or try something, and it’s not even a question. Seems like two guys are kissing during a performance and there’s nothing crazy on Twitter about it the next day. Just let people exist.
Last month, Lil Nas X responded to a spate of abuse from Boosie Badazz. In July, Boosie told the 22-year-old he would “fight his ass” while using homophobic slurs against him.
Then, following a joke Lil Nas X made about the couple’s collaboration, Boosie embarked on a homophobic rant using slurs and suggesting the star take his own life in a since-deleted tweet. In response, Lil Nas X’s dad told Boosie to “make your old man sit looking at his ass.”