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One year after his homophobic scandal, rapper DaBaby can’t even give tickets away

After spinning out in controversy last summer, DaBaby is firmly in the latter half of the “f*ck around and find out” cycle.

DaBaby’s self-inflicted downfall started most notably last July, when he shouted out-of-the-blue homophobic comments mid-performance at the Rolling Loud music festival.

“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 cell phone light in the air,” he said. “Fellas, if you ain’t suck a n**** d*ck in the parking lot, put your cell phone lights in the air. Keep it f*cking real.”

Mind you, this was the same show where he brought out Tory Lanez, the man who had just shot rap industry sweetheart Megan Thee Stallion the year prior. Doubly damning is the fact that it was Megan’s collaboration “Cash Sh*t” that had arguably shot DaBaby into the mainstream in the first place.

In the following months, he would go on to vaguely apologize for his comments before doubling right back down.

Prior to that point, DaBaby was packing 15K audience venues, no problem. Fast forward to today, and he virtually can’t give tickets away.

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His upcoming Orlando show at the 14k capacity Smoothie King Center in New Orleans was just canceled after DaBaby managed to sell only a few hundred tickets. The tickets were on sale for months, with some as cheap as $35. It was bad for her.

Across social media, folks are reveling in the schadenfreude:

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This isn’t DaBaby’s first time in the “find out” section. Immediately following his comments last July, sponsors and radio stations started dropping like flies. He got kicked from the lineups of Lollapalooza, Summer Jam, iHeartRadio, Austin City Limits… the full list is gratifying.

He also got dragged across the timeline by folks like Madonna, Jonathan Van Ness, and “Levitating” collaborator Dua Lipa.

Our only response to Mr. Baby is this classic Rihanna proverb: