The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

Governors Ball dumps Dababy after homophobic comments


NEW YORK >> Governors Ball is throwing out Dababy with the bath water.

The New York music festival, scheduled for September, dropped the controvers­ial rapper from its lineup Monday, a day after Lollapaloo­za did the same in Chicago.

“Founders Entertainm­ent does not and will not tolerate hate or discrimina­tion of any kind,” the organizers said in a statement. “We welcome and celebrate the diverse communitie­s that make New York City the greatest city in the world. Thank you to the fans who continue to speak up for what is right. Along with you, we will continue to use our platform for good.”

The 29-year-old rapper has spent the past week making the wrong kind of headlines, stemming from homophobic comments about gay men, HIV and AIDS spewed from the stage at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival.

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