DaBaby was public enemy number one last July after he made several comments perceived to be homophobic and sexist during his Rolling Loud Miami performance. As he was cut from festival after festival, DaBaby apologized for his remarks in an Instagram statement but then deleted it. Months later, the Billboard chart-topping rapper revisited the controversy with The Breakfast Club and insisted he was simply misunderstood.
“I didn’t mean what you think I meant,” he says in the clip. “What you want me to do? Go look myself in the mirror and say, ‘You don’t like gay people?’ Nah. I’m not trippin’ on gay people at all. If I said what I said to get people to raise they cell phones and it was misinterpreted by people who watch a five-second clip at home. You not supposed to understand what’s going on. You could raise your cell phone if you wanted to. You ain’t supposed to be able to digest a clip that’s been altered and shortened with a narrative to go along with it, with enough people driving it, it gonna do what it do.”
He added, “When I tell you that, “OK cool, let’s move forward knowing that wasn’t my intention.’ Hey look, if I ain’t murdered a man, I don’t care who said, ‘You killed him, you killed him, you killed him.’ I did not kill the man. They want me to plead guilty to what they’re saying. There’s gay people in my family. What I look like?”
He also addressed his most recent run in with the mother of his children's brother, Brandon Bills, at a bowling alley where Dababy and his entourage served up a beat down on his sons uncle. DaBaby expressed that he's "still scared" from the fight that transpired at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana, Calif. on Feb. 10.
"Yeah man, I don't know how the world works today," he began. "You feel me? I'm still scared of that situation now. I heard it was gonna be rough for me, so I don't wanna speak on that. Nigga might pop up downstairs."
The Better Than You rhymer went on to reveal that he stayed out of Los Angeles for some time after the drama that occurred between himself and DaniLeigh, the mother of his youngest daughter. In early February, after he and DaniLeigh exchanged words via Instagram Live, followed by Baby telling Dani, who was ultimately hit with two assault charges for attacking DaBaby, to leave his home, DaniLeigh's brother challenged DaBaby to a fight the next time Baby was in Los Angeles.
"I stayed away from L.A. for some months behind that, too," DaBaby shared. "I sure hope I don't gotta run into him again."
When asked how the incident with DaniLeigh and her brother is impacting the rapper's relationship with his daughter, he explained, "That's unfortunate, but I would expect that side...the way I rock behind kids or whatever...that ain't the way we play. I'm not finna play with nothing tied to my kid. That ain't how we rock. My side, we don't rock like that, at all. Shawty can call my momma now and my momma would do whatever, for sure. Right now. That's how we rock and I don't know nothing about that. I ain't passing judgment on nobody, but that should've been intervened on that side. I don't know what you think my daughter's last name is, you know what I'm saying? But it ain't...Somebody should've said, 'Hey, what you doing?' While you're doing that, I'm right here [kissing sound]."