The LOX, who are fresh off their Verzuz battle win against Dipset sat down yesterday with Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club. They openly discussed many details about their Verzuz battle from their rehearsal process to the actual show. They also spoke on the music industry business and brought up valid points on the way we address mental health and cancel culture issues.
Most notably, however, was Styles P’s insight into Charlotte rapper DaBaby‘s now infamous Rolling Loud performance on July 25. DaBaby has been under fire over the last two weeks stemming from disparaging comments he made towards the LGBTQ plus community and those suffering from HIV/AIDS. Many fans began prompting to cancel him. As a result of DaBaby’s on stage rhetoric, it caused him the loss of sponsorship deals, multiple performance opportunities, featured credits and public criticism from many high profile celebrities.
While Styles P said he did not agree with what DaBaby said, “It was wrong.” He also shared the following sentiments.
“If you gonna be on cancel culture, you can’t be with mental health culture either. Who trained DaBaby? You in this industry now, this is how it’s gonna go? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure he’s been around plenty of gay people. He has, he’s in the industry. He’s been styled by them. He’s been dressed by them, he’s done deals.”
Styles P adds,
“But no one’s speaking up on his behalf saying alright, not to say I’m speaking up on his behalf, I’m saying he did something wrong. But who developed him? To say young man you’re getting multiple millions now. You’re around Corporate now. When you’re around Corporate this is how it goes… Nobody’s teaching him, then you wanna cancel him. Cause when you say something or do something out of line to the world, in front of the world, that’s kind of a mental health issue. Not saying you are all the way out there. You might have snapped for a minute. But you just can’t keep canceling everybody and saying you concerned about mental health and not developing them.”
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