DaBaby is catching a lot of flak follow his homophobic rant at Rolling Loud Miami, and now T.I. has stepped forward to defend the rapper.
“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,” said DaBaby during his performance. “Ladies, if your pussy smell like water, put your cellphone lighter up. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking dick in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”
After the clip of DaBaby went viral, stirring heated reactions, T.I. decided to chime in.
“If Lil Nas X can kick his shit in peace… so should DaBaby [shrug emoji],” wrote T.I. in a comment on a video of DaBaby’s comments. “#Equality.”
Then, he shared a video explaining his position:
“Social media’s full of confusion,” said T.I. in a video that was filmed as he was driving. “Words are often misconstrued. And to be honest with you, if homosexuals have more rights than heterosexual people just say that. Let’s let that be the law, is that the law? I just feel like, I respect gays, especially the ones who have the courage and bravery to step out and live in their truth, I respect that. … But, I respect it the same way if you’re a heterosexual person, I respect it the same way. So I ain’t even seen all the hoopla about, some of you motherfuckers just be up in arms fake caring just cause you ain’t got shit going on in your life over here.”
He said that there “ain’t nothing in the world” that would make him hate someone “just because they do something different in the bedroom.”
He went on to say he has “a lot of respect” for “people like Lil Nas X, and Frank Ocean,” before adding that he was painted as homophobic because he’s “proud to be a heterosexual.” “Just because I am proud of what I am, don’t mean I hate what you are,” he said. “Ain’t no hate in that, bruh. If I’m proud to be Black that don’t make me hate you ‘cause you’re white.”
He said a lot more. Watch his video above.