Birkin bags are making headlines again.
Last week, Saweetie had fans talking after she made comments about Birkin bags after boyfriend Quavo gifted her with one in honor of the success of her new song “Back to the Streets.”
“If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n—a back to the streets, OK?” the 26-year-old rapper said going live on Instagram.
Saweetie caught some heat with her comments, with critics calling her out for putting material objects above healthy relationships.
In a new interview, Saweetie addressed the comments, saying that she’s “an entertainer and I come to entertain.”
“So that was an entertaining comment. Like Jay-Z says at the end of ‘Ignorant S–t,’ he goes, ‘It’s only entertainment,’ and then he does this little evil laugh,” Saweetie shared with Power 106 Los Angeles with Bryhana. “I was having a good time, promoting ‘Back to the Streets.’ And, you know, I’m popping my s–t for my girls. But I feel like a Birkin symbolizes a gift of value.”
She continued: “But what comes along with being valued?” It comes with a healthy relationship. It comes with communication. It comes with getting gifts. It comes with being spoiled, because at the end of the day, we create life … Women are magical creatures and we deserve to be treated like a queen. So that’s what I meant by that statement … A Birkin is symbolic. Get her a purse, get her some jewelry—of course, according to your tax bracket. I don’t want you to clean out your savings to try to keep up with social media or society … It was a quick comment that represents how I feel women should be treated, which is showered with gifts, OK?”
Saweetie‘s situation with Birkin bags comes after Cardi B called out critics saying that Black women are devaluing the bags.
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