DaBaby Drops Video For New Song, ‘Giving What It’s Supposed To Give’ + References Current Homophobia Controversy: My Apologies For Being Me The Same Way You Want The Freedom To Be You
DaBaby just released a new music video, and he’s referencing his recent controversy in it.
Yesterday (Wednesday, July 28th), DaBaby dropped a new song and music video, “Giving What It’s Supposed To Give.” The video opens in the middle of a Black cop’s funeral–one who allegedly wrongfully arrested DaBaby.
DaBaby then enters the scene and proceeds to walk up to the casket, violently throw a rose in the deceased officer’s face, and then spit his gum on him.
The actual song begins to play immediately thereafter. The video is comprised of various back-and-forth scenes–some with DaBaby being incarcerated, some showing him out and about, and others showing him at trial.
“B***h we like AIDS, I’m on your a**, we on your a**, b***h we won’t go away.”
The video continues, showing DaBaby at trial shortly thereafter. At the trial, the rapper’s jury is shown to be almost all Black, with only one white man. Noticeably, the white man on the jury is the only individual who finds DaBaby guilty of his alleged crime.
It is also worth noting that DaBaby shows himself receiving fellatio by various women throughout the video, such as from a female correctional officer while he’s in jail.
The video ends shortly thereafter, and credits begin to roll. At the very end of the video, DaBaby appears to directly speak on the recent backlash he received for his comments on gay men and HIV/AIDS. With a mix of rainbow and white lettering, the message reads:
“Don’t fight hate with hate. My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you.”
You can see the full video down below:
DaBaby also addressed the controversy and video in a lengthy Instagram post. Yesterday (Wednesday, July 28th), he wrote:
“You ever wrote a video, you and 3 others produce it, you direct it while starring AND rapping in it, film the video for 16 HOURS straight wrap up at 4am, take a shower & jump on a jet to @rollingloud and with only 2 hours of rest give one of the BEST performances of the entire festival yet the most controversial and emotion provoking performance as well; due to things deemed ‘insensitive’ said during your performance even though you’re an ENTERTAINER, try to apologize and explain that you meant no harm & that you were only entertaining as you are paid to do, & have no problem with anyone’s sexual preference that is outside of yours, only to have a substantial amount of people refuse to understand your logic…”
“[People] tag along with a trending topic & play with your character and do everything they can to take money out of your pockets and food out your kids mouth, and have everybody around you panicking only for you to apologize anyway stand on the fact that you were entertaining and truly didn’t mean to offend anybody or start no commotion, although they’re currently offending you, & COINCIDENTALLY the video you were shooting till 4am the DAY OF @rollingloud touches on EVERY controversial topic trending in the headlines, so you then go against the grain in the opposite direction of every scared person around you & stay true to yourself & DROP DAT B***H in the height of the commotion & show the world once again that you CANT BE F***ED WIT?
I have. I just did. God’s Work.”
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