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Dua Lipa says she is 'horrified' by collaborator DaBaby's homophobic comments, as fans demand rapper to be replaced

Muri Assunção, New York Daily News on

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Dua Lipa was shocked with DaBaby’s hateful comments against the LGBTQ and HIV communities — and she wants her fans to know she wholeheartedly disagrees with him.

“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,” the pop superstar wrote Tuesday on Instagram Stories. “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with.”

The 29-year-old rapper is facing fierce criticism on social media after making homophobic remarks at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami on Sunday.

During his set, he told the audience, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up,” DaBaby said. “Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d— in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”

Later the rapper seemed to double-down on his ignorant remarks, saying on Instagram Live that people who get infected are “stupid ass n—s,” and calling HIV-positive people “nasty” and “junkies on the street.”

Dua Lipa, who collaborated with DaBaby on her remix of her megahit “Levitating,” took to social media Tuesday to clarify that she wants nothing to do with the rapper’s comments.

 

“I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGTBQ community,” she posted on her Instagram story. “We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

Fans of the English chart-topper also rushed to Twitter asking “Dua to IMMEDIATELY remove the DaBaby remix of ‘Levitating’ from streaming services” — and singer Victoria Monet said she is “totally available.”

On Tuesday, DaBaby apologized to the HIV community, writing on Twitter that, “anybody who done ever been effected [sic] by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies. ”

He wasn’t as clear when addressing his homophobic remarks.

“But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business,” he wrote.

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