DaBaby has reportedly “ghosted” several HIV/AIDS organisations after undergoing educational meetings with them.
During his set, he said that HIV-positive people will “die in two to three weeks” before making derogatory comments about his gay fans “sucking dick” in the parking lot.
His harmful statements resulted in widespread criticism and several festivals dropping him from their lineups, such as Lollapalooza, iHeartRadio, Parklife and the Governors Ball.
The rapper also lost sponsorship deals and had his feature removed from Dua Lipa’s top ten US hit Levitating after she said she was “surprised and horrified” by his comments.
After a series of confusing statements, that ranged from him doubling down on his comments to an apology, it was announced that he would be meeting with 11 HIV organisations to discuss HIV education.
His virtual meeting with the organisations resulted in an apology, that was later confirmed in a joint statement from GLAAD and the 10 other groups.
However, three months after their initial meeting, DaBaby has allegedly made no further contact with the organisations.
According to a report from the Daily Beast, the Black AIDS Institute, Positive Women’s Network and the Normal Anomaly Initiative revealed that their last form of communication was during their initial meeting in August.
“Since then, we have not received any outreach, partnership, or funding from DaBaby,” said Black AIDS Institute communications consultant Pavni Guharoy.
“The onus is now on him, if he chooses to convert his misinformation into allyship by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people of color-led HIV organizations.”
The executive director and founder of The Normal Anomaly Initiative, Ian L. Haddock, also released a statement to the publication and echoed similar sentiments.
“Though we felt the conversation was extremely powerful a couple months ago, we haven’t heard anything back as an organization since our conversation,” Ian said.
Although he’s received massive amounts of backlash for his comments, the artist’s partnership with the Rolling Loud organisation is far from over.
Back in October, he made a surprise appearance during 50 Cent’s set at the New York iteration of the popular festival.
He also just started his Live Show Killa tour which is presented by Rolling Loud.
In a statement to NME, a spokesperson for the festival said: “Rolling Loud supports second chances and we believe DaBaby has grown and learned from his experience.
“Everyone is welcome and we look forward to DaBaby’s fans seeing him live.”