Saweetie Explains Birkin Comment: "We Deserve To Be Treated Like A Queen"
A passing comment about Birkin bags sparked an international debate about the coveted accessory. A brief video of Saweetie circulated online where the rapper stated, “If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n*gga back to the streets.” The Bay Area artist was promoting her recently released single “Back to the Streets” featuring Jhené Aiko, and what started as a joke turned into a break down of Birkin sales. People have discussed the importance of gifts and money in relationships, and celebrities like Cardi B, Offset, T.I., Lil Durk, YK Osiris, Safaree Samuels, and Yaya Mayweather even weighed in.
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Saweetie addressed her controversial remark in an interview and called it an “entertaining comment.” She also stated that a Birkin is symbolic of a “gift of value,” adding that people should stay within their tax brackets. “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.”