- Rapper Sada Baby faced backlash over an Instagram story about Lil Nas X.
- After the DMX rapper was hospitalized, Sada Baby said, “Sir, we said Nas X, not DMX.”
- Sada Baby has been criticized in the past for homophobic Instagram comments and tweets.
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After DMX was hospitalized following a suspected overdose, fellow rapper Sada Baby used the news to go after Lil Nas X.
“Sir, we said Nas X, not DMX,” he wrote with an emoji on his face, XXL Magazine reported, apparently saying he would have preferred Lil Nas X to be hospitalized. A DMX attorney confirmed to Rolling Stone that the rapper and actor was on life support and in critical condition in White Plains, New York.
Lil Nas X, who came out gay in 2019, has recently faced backlash over the music video for his new song, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” which shows him sliding down a stripper pole toward him. hell and simulating sex. with the devil.
Sada Baby, whose real name is Casada Aaron Sorrell, has previously made homophobic comments and used offensive slurs for gay men on social media.
The artist deleted the story, reported XXL, and posted additional stories clarifying his comments. “I didn’t want death by blood, really,” he said in his Instagram story Monday night, adding that he had been referencing Lil Nas X’s “Satan shoe” collaboration with the MSCHF brand and their controversial video. musical. Sada Baby said that since Lil Nas X has a wide audience, including children, she does not want “the children in my family to imitate what they see in that video.”
But, he continued, “I apologize to my friend if you felt that I wanted him dead.”
The Detroit-native rapper’s initial Instagram story was criticized by Twitter users, including some who speculated that Lil Nas X’s sexuality played a role in his dealings with other black men in the music industry.
“Straight Black Hip-Hop Men Have Been Pressed On Lil Nas X From Day One”, a Twitter user said in response to Sada Baby’s comment.
In October 2020, Twitter users shared alleged Instagram tweets and comments allegedly posted by Sada Baby between 2010 and 2014, where she appeared to joke about rape and make offensive comments about black women and gays. Insider found several of those tweets still on Sada Baby’s account as of Tuesday, including some containing gay slurs and references to the use of roofies.
After her old tweets resurfaced, Sada Baby responded to the controversy in an Instagram story. He said he “doesn’t care” because “he was never part of that fake world anyway” and barely used Twitter.
Complex reported last fall that in an Instagram comment in response to a Lil Nas X fan account, Sada Baby allegedly used a gay slur.
Neither Sada Baby nor Lil Nas X responded to Insider requests for comment.