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Tory Lanez Appears To Defend DaBaby Over Homophobic Comment

After DaBaby caught serious backlash for his homophobic remarks at Rolling Loud, it appears his good friend Tory Lanez is defending the rapper’s freedom of speech.

Tory Lanez got himself into a Twitter mess Wednesday afternoon (July 28) when he tweeted the following, “When did rap get so politically correct that u can’t speak your mind and have an opinion …. why the f–k was rap started ?… for us to speak our mind …. rappers will not always be right, and u don’t have to agree . But they have a right to speak their mind.”

It appears Lanez was referring to the backlash DaBaby has received. During his Rolling Loud performance, DaBaby shocked everyone not only when he brought out Tory Lanez, but also when he said, “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 cellphone lighter up. Ladies, if your p—y smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d–k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lighter up.”

As a result DaBaby has already lost out on his current deal with boohooMan clothing line. The company delivered a statement via their Instagram account Wednesday morning. “”boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby,” wrote the retailer on Instagram. “Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe. We stand by and support the LGBTQ+ community, and do not tolerate any hate speech or discrimination in any form.”

All this after DaBaby explained himself via his IG Story. An explanation which many felt was just not good enough. “Imma address this weak-a– internet s— one time, and then I’m a get back to giving my love to my fans. What me and my fans do at the live show, it don’t concern you n—-s on the internet, or you bitter b—-es on the internet. It’s not your business,” he said on the gram. “What I do at a live show is for the audience at the live show, it’ll never translate correctly to someone looking a little five-six second clip from their goddamn crib on their phone. It just don’t work like that.”

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Quickly Twitter users jumped in and replied back to Lanez. One user called out Lanez, to which the rapper denied that the tweet was about DaBaby. “When did I say anything about “da baby” ? … read the teeet and stop being a sheep… think.”

Others brought up Lanez shooting with Megan Thee Stallion in the foot, to which Tory tweeted, “Since when u had ACTUAL evidence that I did that??? I’ll wait..” Lanez trying to keep his spirits high, also focused on his new music video for “Grah Tah Tah” featuring Kodak Black, reminding everyone of its number 6 trending spot on YouTube. It had appeared Lanez was done with Twitter for the day as he tweeted, “I’ve dropped enough on this app today … GO CRAZY TWEETERS.” But, 2 hours later Tory Lanez could not help but to retweet XXL Magazine’s post about him possibly violating Megan’s restraining order against him. Tory accompanied the retweet with a couple of laughing emoij’s and the following reply, ” Oh … so …. this is the next one we coming with ???”

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