DaBaby Responds to Homophobia Accusations, BTS Replaces BTS at Number One AGAIN, Billie Eilish Talks Social Media 'spiraling'
Hello and Happy Tuesday July 27 here are your latest music news stories brought to you by the filter! DaBaby is telling people who are labelling him as homophobic to shut the F*** up. During his set at Rolling Loud in Miami Gardens, Florida, the rapper told the crowd: “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS – any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks – put your cellphone light up … Fellas, if you ain’t sucking n***a d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone light up.” Clips of DaBaby’s words quickly made the rounds on social media, leading to accusations of homophobia. DaBaby took to Instagram Stories on Monday to address the reactions. “What I do at a live show is for the audience at the live show… It’ll never translate correctly to somebody looking at a little five-, six-second clip from their … crib on their phone. It just don’t work like that. “Because, regardless of … how the internet twisted up my motherf**king words, me and all my fans at the show, the gay ones and the straight ones, we turned the f**k up.” DaBaby insisted he wasn’t on a rant but simply delivering a “call to action” before the next track on his set list. “All the lights went up, gay or straight ... You know what my gay fans did? Put that motherf**king light up. My gay fans ... they got class. DaBaby reiterated that people who didn’t pay to be at the show shouldn’t offer their opinions. “Don’t be disturbing my motherf**king gay fans and making them feel uncomfortable in they skin… Gay or straight, or both, or whatever… don’t none of that s**t matter to me,” he said. “What matter to me, when I’m on that stage, is putting on the show for any and everybody that’s out there. “And that’s what the f**k I did.” https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/dababy-responds-to-accusations-of-homophobia-1.15708479 They’ve done it again! BTS has replaced itself on the U.S. singles chart for the second consecutive week. “Butter” jumped from No. 7 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, swapping positions with “Permission To Dance.” It is the eighth week “Butter” has been No. 1, putting it in a tie with Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” for the biggest song of the year so far. BTS is the first act ever to replace itself at No. 1 in two consecutive weeks. Last week, it was the first act to replace itself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Canada’s Drake in 2018, when “In My Feelings” took over from “Nice for What” after eight weeks. Both “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” were co-written by Alberta native Jenna Andrews. https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/bts-replaces-itself-at-no-1-on-u-s-singles-chart-for-2nd-week-1.15708224 Billie Eilish says she avoids reading comments on social media “because otherwise I will spiral out.” But, in an interview published last week in the Los Angeles Times, the 19-year-old singer admitted it is challenging to ignore. “I want to hear what people have to say, and also, because I’ve grown up on the internet, I mostly agree with a lot of what the internet says, Some of the things that they make fun of people for are funny because they’re kinda true, right? Which then worries me because I’m like, ‘Oh, God, are the mean things [about me] actually true? And what are they?’ I want to know them! But I don’t want to know them, because what is that going to do for me? Nothing.” Eilish then recalled the reactions to a photo she posted after turning 18 in which she is wearing a swimsuit. “Because you could see my shoulders, everyone was, like, ‘Oh, my God, she turned 18 and she’s a slut!’” “Every girl wants to feel desirable… But then there’s a whole world of men who argue that women say, ‘Oh, I don’t want men to sexualize me’ but then wear shirts that show their boobs and sing songs about having sex.’ “I’m like, do you not get the idea that we want to wear what we feel good in but we don’t want you to jump in? It’s very dumb.” https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/billie-eilish-shares-why-she-avoids-comments-on-social-media-1.15701224 Thanks to John R. Kennedy for today’s news stories. Visit iHeartRadio.ca for all the latest music news, and subscribe to iheartradioca on youtube for new episodes of the filter every week.