Dua Lipa Allegedly Paid DaBaby $350K for ‘Levitating’ Feature Despite His Homophobic Rant

The ‘BOP’ rapper’s credit from the ‘Sweetest Pie’ songstress’ hit 2020 anthem was removed in August last year after he made controversial remarks at Rolling Loud Miami festival.

AceShowbizDua Lipa may have removed DaBaby‘s credit from her song “Levitating” following his homophobic remarks. Interestingly, even after losing out on the premier charting position and radio spins, DaBaby allegedly still received a hefty bag for his verse.

In a new interview with Vlad TV, published on Sunday, July 17, DaBaby’s artist Stunna 4 Vegas unveiled that the Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment founder earned a huge amount of money for his guest feature on Dua’s hit 2020 anthem.

“I don’t want to put his business out there but I think he got paid like $350,000 for that verse,” Stunna, whose real name is Khalick Antonio Caldwell, told VladTV. “And got took off? She damn near canceled herself.”

Stunna went on to defend DaBaby’s antics, claiming he “knows for a fact” that the Charlotte native isn’t homophobic at all despite his previous controversial remarks. “Baby is a real stand-up guy and he has no problems with homosexual people,” Stunna insisted. “I know for a fact that he didn’t mean nothing crazy by that. This industry is really lame and weird because I’ve heard Baby say that s**t 50 times.”

Shortly after DaBaby made the rant during last year’s Rolling Loud Miami festival, Dua distanced herself from him as she was “horrified and surprised” at his comments. Fans also urged the “Sweetest Pie” songstress to remove him from her “Levitating” remix.

“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,” she wrote on Instagram. “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100 percent with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to find the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

More recently, Dua’s “Levitating” was embroiled in a lawsuit from a reggae band. In March, the “New Rules” hitmaker was slapped with a copyright infringement suit filed by Artikal Sound System.

In the paperwork, the South Florida reggae band claimed that Dua copied their song titled “Live Your Life”, which was released earlier. The court documents went on to claim that Dua had “access” to the earlier “Live Your Life”. The band also alleged that the “Don’t Start Now” songstress heard the song, thus giving her the ability to copy it. Though so, the suit didn’t explain exactly why the band believed the pop star heard their song.

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