American rapper DaBaby will not be performing at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans on Friday, because of low ticket sales. It has been reported by New York Post, that the booking for the concert was deactivated on Tuesday.
Continue reading further to learn more details regarding the cancelation of DaBaby’s show in New Orleans.
Why did DaBaby’s show in New Orleans get canceled?
As per multiple sources, Ticketmaster’s listing for the DaBaby concert was deactivated on Tuesday, and now it reads “Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel your event.”
Before the listing was taken off, it was reported by Nola.com that the ticket sales for the controversial rapper’s concert were scarce. It has been stated that only 500 tickets were sold for an arena that has the capacity to accommodate nearly 14,000 concertgoers for a price as low as $35 a pop.
As per Ticketmaster, all those people who bought a ticket to DaBaby’s concert will be automatically refunded. When we scrolled through DaBaby’s website, we found only two tour dates scheduled: one in Paris on October 29 and the other one in Houston, Texas, on November 12.
DaBaby made some homophobic and misogynistic comments at the 2021 Rolling Loud Miami Festival
Yes, you read that right. Last year, during the Rolling Loud Miami Festival, the Red Light Green Light rapper displayed some problematic behaviour. He made some homophobic and misogynistic remarks at the music festival.
At that time, DaBaby said, “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.”
Soon afterward, during an Instagram live session, DaBaby went on to say, “I wasn’t going on a rant. That’s called a call to action. That’s what that’s called, ’cause I’m a live performer.’ I’m the best live performer.”
DaBaby issued an apology for his remarks on Twitter
After a while, the Ball If I Want To singer apologized for his homophobic comments at the 2021 Rolling Loud Miami Festival. He stated that he was not tripping on the LGBTQIA+ community on the social media platform Twitter.
Then, DaBaby took to his Twitter and wrote, “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 have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies.”
Jonathan Kirk popularly known as DaBaby went on to say, “But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.” Dua Lipa who collaborated with DaBaby for the remix of her song Levitating also said that she was shocked by what came out of the rapper’s mouth.
Then, Lipa took to her Instagram Story and said, “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments. I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
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