Lil Wayne to help deliver his new single “Lonely.” The song comes after the Charlotte North Carolina rapper has released a series of freestyles.

In the track, DaBaby raps about the death of his brother, feeling like there is no love at the top or bottom of the industry, and mentions to the backlash of the comments he made during Rolling Loud Miami in July. While not fully present here, the constant deflection of those actions has been a constant in his music, like in the “Essence” freestyle that dropped last week, where DaBaby spoke between verses about how he believes people tried to assassinate his character.

I just feel like, you know, when situations like this present themselves, man, and people try to, you know, assassinate your character, man, assassinate who you are, man, and everything you put that hard work in for, man—sometimes you gotta demonstrate, you know, that’s how I came in. I don’t mind demonstratin’. I don’t mind exercisin’, you dig what I’m sayin’?”

DaBaby also met with nine HIV awareness organizations to engage in “meaningful dialogue” and educate himself about the disease.

DaBaby also met with nine HIV awareness organizations to engage in “meaningful dialogue” and educate himself about the disease.

“The open letter to DaBaby was our way to extend him the same grace each of us would hope for,” the organizations shared in a statement. “Our goal was to ‘call him in instead of calling him out.’ We believed that if he connected with Black leaders living with HIV that a space for community building and healing could be created. We are encouraged he swiftly answered our call and joined us in a meaningful dialogue and a thoughtful, educational meeting.”

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