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.” 

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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.”

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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.”

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DaBaby has most recently been using social media to comment on the two arrests he has experienced within the past few weeks. After being arrested for beating up a party promoter in Miami last Thursday, DaBaby emphasized that people shouldn’t be worried about him because he’s going to continue focusing on the positive