Megan Thee Stallion Says 'It Is About Time' Hip-Hop Embrace LGBTQ+ Artists In Aftermath Of DaBaby Rant
Megan's statement comes after DaBaby recently spewed a homophobic rant.
August 07, 2021 at 12:29 pm
In the aftermath of DaBaby’s homophobic rant at the Rolling Loud festival, Megan Thee Stallion is urging her fellow hip-hop artists to stand up for the LGBTQ+ community. The 26-year-old spoke to People magazine about the incident.
"It is about time," she said about the industry confronting its homophobia. "Representation is important, and it is really crucial for us all to have compassion and acceptance of every human," she told People.
Although Megan didn't call out DaBaby by name, she is one of several public figures who has responded to the homophobic rant spewed at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival last month. Elton John, Madonna, Questlove, Dua Lipa and Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness are among the others who have spoken out against DaBaby. Six major music festivals have also pulled the disgraced rapper from their lineup, Daily News reported.
Megan previously collaborated with DaBaby on songs such as “Cash S**t,” “Cry Baby” and “Nasty.”
The two artists, however, have drifted apart because of DaBaby's affiliation with Tory Lanez, who was accused of shooting Megan last year.
As Blavity previously reported, DaBaby also engaged in a recent back-and-forth with Questlove. Taking a jab at Questlove, who issued a statement against the 29-year-old on Instagram, DaBaby said he has never heard of the legendary drummer.
In addition to offending the LGBTQ+ community, the "Rockstar" rapper also targeted people with HIV/AIDS when he spewed his rant last month, as Blavity previously reported.
“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… Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up,” he said during the concert.
Megan, however, continues to speak up for underrepresented groups, particularly women.
"It is important for me to be known as a girl's girl because a lot of times the industry tries to paint it like women don't support each other, that girls can't be in the same field without being competitive and catty," she said. "But me, I love all the girls and I want everybody to know I don't believe in that."