Sir Elton John hits out at DaBaby’s ‘misinformed’ homophobic comments

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Sir Elton John has out at DaBaby's shocking homophobic comments.

The Rocket Man singer said the rapper's offensive rant at a recent gig was "misinformed" as he urged other artists to join him in breaking down the stigma about HIV and AIDS.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, had made comments people with HIV and 'public sex acts', as well as crude comments about gay men.

Taking to his Instagram account, Sir Elton shared a statement on behalf of his Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The statement read: "HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry.

Sir Elton John has out at DaBaby's shocking homophobic comments
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"We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it.

"As musicians, it's our job to bring people together."

The statement was captioned: "We've been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show.

"This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.⁣"

DaBaby performs on stage during Rolling Loud

He then shared a list of facts about HIV and AIDS, including that HIV has affected over 70 million people, men, women and children, globally.

Sir Elton also said that in America, a gay black man has a 50% lifetime chance of contracting HIV.

The Tiny Dancer signer reminded people that taking a daily pill can make HIV undectable in the body and intransmissible.

The captioned finished: "Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place in our society and industry and as musicians, we must spread compassion and love for the most marginalised people in our communities.

Sir Elton shared a statement about the comments on Instagram
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"A musician's job is to bring people together.⁣"

DaBaby was performing at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami when he made the shocking comments.

He told the crowd: "If you didn't show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two, three weeks, then put your cellphone light up."

The rapper then made a number of homophobic comments about gay men.

DaBaby has since defended himself, insisting he is not homophobic.

DaBaby has since defended himself, insisting he is not homophobic

Speaking in a video posted to Instagram, he said: "I wasn't going on a rant. That's called a call to action. That's what that's called, cause I'm a live performer.

"I'm the best live performer."

He went on: "What me and my fans do at the live show, it don't concern you on the internet or you bitter b****es on the internet.

"It's not your business, what I do at a live show is for the audience at the live show, it'll never translate correctly to somebody looking at a little five second clip from their goddamn crib on they phone."

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