DaBaby rocked New York’s Hot 97 Summer Jam Concert on Sunday, Aug. 22, marking his first major performance since being canceled by several music festivals after his controversial comments during Rolling Loud’s music festival last month. Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Music Midtown, iHeartRADIO and Manchester’s Parklife, were just a few summer concerts that dropped DaBaby from their lineup. DaBaby thanked Hot 97 for not canceling him and apologized again in a pre-taped video at New York’s annual celebrated concert.
“[Hot 97] allowed me to share my gift, share my blessing with y’all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash. So hats off to y’all for that… They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies when I said I never, ever meant to offend anybody or say anything to make anybody feel any type of way live on that stage a few weeks ago. And Hot 97 was also willing to stick they neck out on the line, willing to go against all odds with everything going on out here in the world, and still allow me to come out here on this stage and utilize they platform to help the world move forward,” the “Rockstar” hitmaker explained in the video.
The North Carolina rapper also pointed out that a lot of people just jumped on the bandwagon to hate him and really didn’t care anything about what he said.
“Check this out. Never in my life meant to offend anybody, you know, and I apologize…that ain’t even how I rock. Other than the people that, you know, was truly offended, I feel like the rest of y’all mother——–s being cry babies,” he added during his actual set.
DaBaby will also hit the stage on Aug. 28 to perform at Lil Boosie’s “Boosie Bash.” Check out footage of Hot 97’s Summer Jam performance below, which also includes performances from Cardi B, Migos, Fat Joe, French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Busta, Rhymes, a DMX tribute and more.