DaBaby Says COVID-19 Pandemic Has Cost Him Around $7 Million
The Charlotte MC recently joined Big Boy TV.
Over the last month, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the music industry. With live shows all postponed for the foreseeable future, many artists have lost a crucial source of income.
In an interview with Los Angeles radio host Big Boy, DaBaby gave an official monetary estimate of the pandemic's impact. Watch the full interview above on BigBoyTV's YouTube channel.
"If it goes to July...I've already missed millions for sure," DaBaby speculated. "I'll pull the calendar up right now and show you. I would've been on tour right now, and after that, I would've did an overseas tour. So if we go to July...I'ma hold up how many millions I think."
He raised five fingers to the camera before an associate interrupts to raise that estimate from $5 million to $7 million. Like many rappers in this generation, live shows provide a steady source of income for DaBaby. For now, however, he's stuck inside along with fans and fellow artists.
A week ago, DaBaby released Blame it on Baby, his third project in less than a calendar year. For the time being, fans will have to wait to see their favorite tracks performed live. In his first year in the spotlight, he earned two Grammy nominations for "Suge."
Blame it on Baby is currently available on all major streaming platforms.