DaBaby meets with leaders from HIV organizations following his disparaging comments

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(CNN)DaBaby is trying to marque amends pursuing disparaging comments helium made astir cheery men and HIV during a show astatine a Miami euphony festival past month.

The rapper, whose existent sanction is Jonathan Kirk, met with Black leaders from 9 HIV organizations crossed connected Tuesday, according to a associated property merchandise from the groups.

Some of the organizations included the Black AIDS Institute, GLAAD, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), and The Normal Anomaly Initiative.

    "During our meeting, DaBaby was genuinely engaged, apologized for the inaccurate and hurtful comments helium made astir radical surviving with HIV, and received our idiosyncratic stories and the information astir HIV and its interaction connected Black and LGBTQ communities with heavy respect," the organizations stated successful a associated statement. "We admit that helium openly and eagerly participated successful this forum of Black radical surviving with HIV, which provided him an accidental to larn and to person close information."

      The gathering follows an unfastened missive from the groups to DaBaby pursuing his violative comments astatine the Rolling Loud euphony festival successful Miami, which helium eventually apologized for aft helium was condemned by other musicians similar Elton John, Madonna, Questlove and Dua Lipa.

      "I privation to apologize to the LGBTQ+ assemblage for the hurtful and triggering comments I made," helium wrote connected his Instagram page. "Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments astir HIV/AIDS and I cognize acquisition connected this is important."

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