's attempt to get rid of Questlove
In a lengthy Instagram
post Thursday, Questlove, the legendary drummer for The Roots, publicly condemned DaBaby for his recent homophobic, sexist, and derogatory remarks at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami
According to Billboard
, DaBaby responded Thursday evening by claiming that he didn't know who Questlove was in posts on his Instagram stories.
“I'm not even trying to be funny
when I say.... i have NO IDEA WHO DIS N**** IS DAWG,” one post read.
He later added that he didn't mind losing Questlove as a fan, implying that the hip-hop icon was just a follower.
users quickly pointed out that a rapper should not brag about not knowing Questlove or The Roots, whose influence
on hip-hop dates back over three decades. DaBaby released
his debut studio album, “Baby on Baby,” in 2019.
Being a rapper and declaring with your entire chest that you don't know who Questlove is....isn't the flex you think it is, my boy. pic.twitter.com/1OHlVazNad — April
(@ReignOfApril) July 30, 2021
Proudly declaring that you don't know who QuestLove is???? Especially while participating in hiphop, a culture that QuestLove (with The Roots) *helped* define???? Pack him up and get that horse mouth Lincoln Navigator shaped head bozo out of here! pic.twitter.com/S6HqykWBhY — Bella Goth (@HoodSocialism) July 30, 2021
When you consider how one-dimensional and lazy DaBaby's music
is, it makes sense that he doesn't know who Questlove is. https://t.co/OGRtp6XSrF
— kevikev (@KevCoke6) July 30, 2021
If DaBaby doesn't recognize Questlove, it's a reflection of his lack of talent and knowledge in hip-hop and music in general. https://t.co/AAfTe27llg
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 30, 2021
DaBaby received widespread criticism after making derogatory remarks about women
men, and HIV-positive people
According to video captured by TMZ
, the rapper spread misinformation
about HIV and AIDS
, telling the audience to hold up their phones “if you didn’t show up today
with HIV/AIDS, or other STDs that’ll make you die in two to three weeks.”
DaBaby initially defended his remarks, calling them a "call to action" in an Instagram Live on Monday, before apologizing on Twitter on Tuesday: "Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I had no intentions of offending anybody. So my apologies. But the LGBT community
... I ain't trippin' on y'all, do I?"
, including Madonna
, Elton John
, and Dua Lipa
, have joined Questlove in condemning DaBaby's remarks this week.