Dua Lipa’s hit song “Levitating (Remix)” featuring DaBaby got a lot of exposure after the 30-year-old rapper made a hateful HIV comment during his Rolling Loud Miami appearance last year.
Following the homophobic remark, DaBaby’s artist credit was removed from the song but the Clevland rapper still got paid for his feature.
According to Stunna 4 Vegas, a Billion Dollar Baby Ent. signee, DaBaby got roughly $350,000 last year for featuring on Dua Lipa’s “Levitating (Remix).”
“I don’t want to put his business out there but I think he got paid 350,000 dollars for that verse and got taken off? She damn near canceled herself.” Stunna said.
The 26-year-old rapper also tried on to advocate for DaBaby’s reputation in his VladTV interview, claiming, he was in good shape even after the heinous comments he made.
“Baby is a real stand-up guy, he has no problems with homosexual people. I know for a fact that he did not mean anything crazy,” he said. “This industry is really lame and weird because I have seen Baby say that sh*t fifty times… He damn sure didn’t get canceled though, cause I was still watching him pull up in two Maybachs, Ram trucks, and things like that.”
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“Levitating” reached Number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and is now certified 4x platinum. On YouTube, the remix video has more than 570 million views and 6.2 likes.