The DaBaby Domino Effect: How Lollapalooza Became the Bellwether for Festivals to Follow

 On Sunday morning, many observers were surprised when Lollapalooza announced that the evening’s headlining set from embattled rapper DaBaby — who had unleashed a series of homophobic comments over the week, beginning during his performance at the Rolling Loud Miami festival — was canceled.

The surprise was not the cancelation, but rather the fact that it took so long. DaBaby’s inflammatory comments and his unconvincing attempts at an apology had unleashed a firestorm of criticism from fans, executives, other artists — and now, the festival he was supposed to headline.

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