ATLANTA — “Pose” star Angelica Ross has found herself at the center of the DaBaby backlash after recounting a story of an encounter with the rapper a while back.
Ross, an openly transgender woman, said the rapper was checking her out.
“Story time…I actually met DaB*by earlier this year,” she wrote.
“Flew home to ATL and had his gaze stuck on me as I walked towards him because he was standing next to my limo driver. He looked at the sign, then back at me, ‘Miss Ross’ he read aloud. I just laughed & left with my driver,” she wrote.
However, Ross’ story did not receive the reaction she was likely expecting. Social media user blasted Ross for attention-seeking while other claimed that her story could be seen as an attempt to “out” DaBaby.
“Folk have been commenting under my IG photos saying ‘you can tell it’s a dude, he wasn’t looking at her ‘…and that is ALSO the point. Choosing not to date trans women is one thing, denying your attraction to us is another. On my BUMMIEST day these dudes be thirsty for it,” she responded to her critics.
“One thing folks know about ME…I don’t have to lie to kick it! I don’t make up stories unless I’m being paid to thru SAG-AFTRA for film & television,” she said.
“It’s not what it says about him, but what it says about me and other trans women. We don’t ALL entertain these men & their nonsense. The universe was speaking to me. Had NOTHING to do with him. The moral of every story doesn’t center around y’all is the point.”
DaBaby has been making headlines on all the entertainment blogs, but also mainstream news outlets, after he made some comments on the Rolling Loud Miami stage that were perceived to be anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-AIDS and HIV.