Rapper Sada Baby used DMX's hospitalization to broadcast ill will towards Lil Nas X

Rapper Sada Baby used DMX's hospitalization to broadcast ill will towards Lil Nas X
Sada Baby (left) and Lil Nas X (right)Scott Legato/Getty Images (left) and Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
  • Rapper Sada Baby faced backlash over an Instagram story about Lil Nas X.
  • After rapper DMX was hospitalized, Sada Baby said, "Lord we said Nas X, not DMX."
  • Sada Baby has been called out in the past for homophobic Instagram comments and tweets.

After DMX was hospitalized following a suspected overdose, fellow rapper Sada Baby used the news to go after Lil Nas X.

"Lord we said Nas X, not DMX," he wrote with a face-palming emoji, XXL Magazine reported, seemingly saying he would have preferred Lil Nas X be hospitalized. A lawyer for DMX 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 as gay in 2019, has recently been facing backlash to the music video for his new song, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," which shows him sliding down a stripper pole into hell and simulating sex with the devil.
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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, XXL reported, and posted additional stories clarifying his comments. "I wasn't wishing death on blood, for real," he said in his Instagram story Monday night, adding that he had been referencing Lil Nas X's "Satan shoe" collaboration with the brand MSCHF and his controversial music video. Sada Baby said that since Lil Nas X has a wide audience including children, he doesn't want "the kids in my family imitating what they're seeing in that video."

But, he continued, "I apologize to little buddy if you felt like I wanted him dead."
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Rapper Sada Baby used DMX's hospitalization to broadcast ill will towards Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoe" collaboration with MSCHF.MSCHF/Twitter

The Detroit-native rapper's initial Instagram story was criticized by Twitter users, including some who speculated Lil Nas X's sexuality played a role in his treatment from other Black men in the music industry.

"Straight Black men in hip-hop been pressed about Lil Nas X since day one," one Twitter user said in response to Sada Baby's comment. In October 2020, Twitter users shared purported tweets and Instagram comments allegedly posted by Sada Baby between 2010 and 2014, where he appeared to joke about rape and make offensive comments about Black women and gay people. Insider found several of those tweets still up on Sada Baby's account as of Tuesday, including ones containing gay slurs and references to using roofies.
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After his old tweets resurfaced, Sada Baby responded to the controversy in an Instagram story. He said that he "doesn't care," because he was "never a part of that fake a-- world anyway" and barely used Twitter.

Complex reported last fall that in an Instagram comment responding to a Lil Nas X fan account, Sada Baby allegedly used a gay slur.

Neither Sada Baby nor Lil Nas X responded to Insider's requests for comment.
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