After DaBaby‘s career was nearly derailed for the seemingly homophonic comments he made during Miami’s Rolling Loud festival, the same festival is backing the rapper’s newly announced tour.
TMZ reports that executives believe that the “Suge” rapper has grown from the July controversy, which resulted in numerous festivals banning him — including Lollapalooza plus New York’s Governors Ball — as well as intense pushback from his fellow artists, such as Megan Thee Stallion and his “Levitating” partner Dua Lipa.
At last summer’s Rolling Loud festival, DaBaby said during his set in Miami, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light in the air.”
DaBaby not only apologized several times for his remarks, he also accepted invitations from nearly a dozen HIV organizations to speak with Black leaders about the damage his comments may have caused. He also was open to being educated about how to do better and said he apologized to the organizations.
Rolling Loud believes that DaBaby has learned his lesson and, because of that, has signed on to present his recently announced 22-stop Live Show Killa Tour. The tour kicks off November 26 in Chicago and is slated to complete on February 6, 2022 in Los Angeles.
A Rolling Loud representative told the outlet they agreed to present the tour because they believe in second chances.
Tickets are available now on DaBaby’s website and the Rolling Loud representative emphasized everyone is welcome to attend.
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