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Rolling Loud says DaBaby is deserving of a second chance, supports his new tour


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After DaBaby‘s career was nearly derailed for the seemingly homophobic comments he made during Miami’s Rolling Loud festival earlier this year, 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 and New York’s Governors Ball — as well as intense pushback from some of his fellow artists, such as Megan Thee Stallion and his “Levitating” collaborator, 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 apologized several times for his remarks in the aftermath and also accepted invitations from nearly a dozen HIV organizations to meet with Black leaders and discuss the damage his comments may have caused.

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 outing kicks off November 26 in Chicago and is slated to wrap on February 6, 2022 in Los Angeles.

A Rolling Loud representative told TMZ that they agreed to present the tour because they believe in second chances.

Tickets are available now on DaBaby’s website. The Rolling Loud representative emphasized everyone is welcome to attend.

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