The level of fame DaBaby has attained could be partially attributed to his social media savviness. While he has released top-quality music, being active, funny and entertaining on Instagram definitely helps an artist attract a large fanbase. On Tuesday morning, DaBaby took to Twitter to reflect on the tension he feels between the effectiveness of these platforms as means of self-promotion and their ineffectiveness as means of truthful communication.
“If social media wasn’t such a lucrative tool in the business I’m in I wouldn’t even be on it,” he started. “Lost souls influenced by lost souls. I hate to see it. I encourage people to have the courage to find themselves without the false sense of security they search for on the internet.”https://twitter.com/_/status/1214525354536251392
Despite his hangups about these apps, DaBaby still feels he could wield them to say some real shit. “I always preferred to say less because social media ain’t a place for the truth. But lately I been feeling like it’s my calling to say more. ion know how I wanna play it though, I respect my mind too much to allow myself to be indentifed as one of these internet mfs.”https://twitter.com/_/status/1214529239510343680
He then gave an example of how the context of social media leads to things being misconstrued when expressed on there. “The internet so lost they think if a n**** say something with substance he sad. Bitch I’m GOOD. GOD just moved me to send out a message this morning. Don’t send pity where it isn’t needed. Just soak up the game for what it’s worth. Shit it may not be worth nothing at all.”https://twitter.com/_/status/1214542066329501696