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On Sunday (Feb. 21), the Grammy-nominated rapper addressed the uproar that was sparked after many fans believed he was dissing 17-year-old Siwa with a line on his recently-released "Beat Box Freestyle." The rapper offered a joke about the line, then confirmed his use of the name as a play on words on the song.
"😂😂😂😂 I love Twitter bruh," he posted. "I 'Siwa' I’m not like the rest of you niggas .😂😂😂😂."
DaBaby then addressed Siwa personally. "@itsjojosiwa my 3 year old princess is your number 1 fan. I bought her every product you have out. She think she you," he posted. "Don’t let em trick you into thinking id ever have a problem with you. My word play just went over their heads. All love on my end shawty, Keep shinning!"
He continued to jokingly use the name as a homophone in response to a fan who echoed his sentiment. "Bae I don’t 'Siwa' they so mad at you," the fan posted, which got a response of "😂 I don’t 'Siwa' they so mad either bae," from the rapper.
People were confused—and some outraged—after DaBaby name-dropped Siwa in the "Beat Box Frestyle" he dropped last Friday (Feb. 19). "Got a big .45 on decock (Go)/Usin' big words like I'm T.I. (Turn up)/Don't wanna get me started, nigga/Turn me up, niggas gon' see why/Nigga, you a bitch, JoJo Siwa (Bitch)," DaBaby raps. While some saw it as a play on words, many others were confused and assumed the 29-year-old rapper was beefing with the teen star. "YO WHAT DID I MISS DID JOJO SIWA DUNK ON DABABY AT THE NICKELODEON GAMES OR SOME SHIT???" Mero from the show Desus and Mero pondered on Twitter. "WHY HE OD ON HER LIKE THAT?"
That doesn't appear to be the case. DaBaby's comical response to the backlash appears to show he isn't that concerned about the whole situation.
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