DaBaby: One Adida, two Adidas? Rapper's baffling reaction explained

Amber Peake July 26, 2021
DaBaby: One Adida, two Adidas? Rapper's baffling reaction explained


While performing his Rolling Loud Miami set on Sunday night (25 July) a shoe was seen thrown on stage near rapper DaBaby. Swerving away from its line of direction, the artist used the term “Adida” to describe the shoe. We explore the meaning behind DaBaby’s Adida expression.

What is Adida? Rapper’s term explained

Over the weekend, DaBaby played as part of the Rolling Loud festival alongside big names, including A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion.

Towards the end of his set, while walking across the stage, a shoe was thrown at the stage from the crowd.

After swerving away from the shoe, DaBaby addressed the crowd as he asked whose “Adida” it was, referring to the brand of shoe that was thrown on stage.

The moment has since gone viral on social media as some were left baffled by the rapper’s use of the expression.

Some have since debated the meaning behind the term online while others have suggested Adida could be the singular term for Adidas. Although as Adidas is a company and sportswear brand it would not have a singular variation as it is already a singular entity.

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Twitter in stitches over Adida reaction

As the video has gone viral across social media, some have started to share memes on Twitter as they react to the rapper dodging the shoe while on stage.

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Adidas name meaning explored

As DaBaby has Adidas trending online some may be curious to know the meaning behind the sports brands name. Over the years, the company’s name has had many meanings attached to it.

Some have previously thought of the name to be an acronym with the letter’s coming together to mean All Day I Dream About Sport.

Although the true meaning of Adidas relates to the brand’s founder Adolf Dassler‘s name. The brand’s name is said to have combined Adi – a nickname the founder went by, and Das from his last name, Dassler.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.