‘Breakfast Club’ Radio Hosts on DaBaby Flap: Why Do Eminem’s ‘Homophobic Lyrics’ Get a Pass? (Video)
"Breakfast Club" co-presenters Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy discussed the DaBaby controversy on Tuesday and called for the hypocrisy of festivals that drop the rapper while Eminem has no consequences for his "numerous homophobic texts" had.
Charlamagne followed DaBaby's situation holistically and pointed out that this can be an educational moment for him and others. "Everything that comes out of your mouth has a price and DaBaby will be held accountable for what comes out of its mouth," he said.
DJ Envy played the devil's advocate and asked, "What he said was absolutely wrong, but let me ask you a question, do you think he should be withdrawn and banned from these concerts?"
“These concerts and these festivals want to attract him - that's up to them. But you know, here's the thing. That's not the job of these festivals or corporations, ”Charlamagne replied, prompting DJ Envy to share that he felt that given the controversy, some artists were preferred to others. Yee stepped in to explain that the cancellation of DaBaby's performances coincided with the "viral moment" that sparked fan outrage over his comments, not necessarily the comments of the artist himself.
DJ Envy then brought up Eminem, who "has a lot of homophobic comments" but "never" got pulled from any gigs or festival lineups. Yee reiterated that if fans pushed for Eminem to be banned from performing, that pressure would build and festivals would likely have pulled him out of a line-up.
"Why are we attacking DaBaby and they never attacked Eminem (sic)?" Asked DJ Envy. Despite Charlamagne's ongoing feud with Eminem, Charlamagne and Yee defended Eminem and cited articles that "definitely" attacked him.
The couple also noted that Eminem apologized for his controversial lyrics when he appeared with Elton John. Yee saw this action as a reflection of DaBaby's actions. "He apologized after the backlash," said Yee.
DaBaby apologized in an Instagram post on Monday for his "hurtful and offensive" comments against the LGBTQ community.
The rapper was dropped from the Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and Day N Vegas festivals after making comments on AIDS and the LGBTQ community. Lollapalooza, which ran from July 29 to August 1, announced DaBaby's canceled gig on Twitter, saying the festival was "built on diversity, inclusivity, respect and love."
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