50 Cent weighs in on DaBaby controversy, believes he will bounce back

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50 Cent is weighing in on the controversy surrounding the seemingly homophobic comments DaBaby made last month during a Miami music festival.

While chatting with E!’s Nightly Pop, the “In Da Club” rapper shared his take on the matter, expressing his belief that things have blown up due to DaBaby not having proper guidance. 

“He is a really talented, special artist and he just transitioned from being in that pool that everyone’s in as a rap artist,” 50 said. “Like, they didn’t notify him that he’s turning into a superstar.”

“There’s nobody that tells you, ‘Now you are being held to these standards,'” he elaborated. 

The Power star added that the “Ball If I Want To” artist “didn’t have a publicist,” which he believes is what caused his first apology attempt to make things “worse,” along with the delay in issuing it.  

Addressing why there was such an uproar over DaBaby’s comments, 50 said, “You know what it is? When a person makes a general statement — because he made a general [statement]. He was just on stage — he’s not directing that to any individual.”

“But what happens is, he’s still new and he’s being attacked by individuals,” 50 continued, referencing celebrities like Madonna, Questlove and Elton John, who have all spoken out against the 29-year-old rapper. “They are saying something about DaBaby. He never said anything about any of them personally.”

50 added, “He’s only two years into his career, there’s no artist development, there’s no strong A&R, and there’s definitely no media training.”

While some artists and critics call for DaBaby to be canceled, when asked if he’ll be able to bounce back, 50 confidently said, “Yeah, he will. As long as he keeps consistency with his music.”

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