DaBaby meets with leaders of HIV organizations

The rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, met with black leaders from nine HIV organizations on Tuesday, according to a joint press release from the groups.

Some of the organizations included the Black AIDS Institute, GLAAD, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), and The Normal Anomaly Initiative.

‚ÄúDuring our meeting, DaBaby was really engaged, apologizing for the wrong and hurtful comments about people living with HIV, and sharing our personal stories and the truth about HIV and its impact on black and LGBTQ communities. Received with deep respect,” the organization said in a joint statement. “We appreciate that he has openly and eagerly participated in this forum of black people living with HIV, giving them the opportunity to learn and receive accurate information.”

The meeting follows an open letter to DaBaby from groups following his offensive comments at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami, which he finally apologized after being condemned by others musicians Like Elton John, Madonna, Questlove and Dua Lipa.

“I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made,” he wrote on his Instagram page. “Again, I apologize for my misinforming comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important.”


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