Saweetie opened a whole ‘can of worms.’ In a recent Instagram live session with Quavo, Saweetie reinforced some relationship norms that many consider passé.
She boastfully stated, “If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n*gga back to the streets.”
Saweetie says if he can’t buy you a Birkin, you don’t need him, sis🗣🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/3qTA6svZQ5— The Shade Room (@TheShadeRoomEnt) October 23, 2020
Some fans speculate the hot take might be a thinly veiled promo for her single: a collaboration with Jhene Aiko titled “Back to the Streets.” Needless to say, a swath of followers accepted the ordinance at face value dismissing the notion of the $10,000 handbag as a necessity to secure a meaningful relationship. Others defended the sentiment while generalizing the specifics of the gift and its lofty price tag.
And i didn’t take Saweetie’s Birkin comment as your man has to buy you a Birkin.— Y’allsey (@aisling206) October 23, 2020
Saweetie’s lifestyle calls for Birkin bags. Maybe yours only calls for a Louis V. Maybe a Coach bag for somebody else. 🤷🏾♀️
DJ Akademiks opined on Twitter, “I swear.. Moneybagg yo / Ari … Lil Baby / Jayda … Quavo /Saweetie… [relationships] on shaderoom got basic broke h–s thinking they suppose to get designer bags and cars too. Hell na… Ari Jayda and Saweetie rich… yall broke asf…
Rapper Safaree chimed in on Twitter as well, “Birkins are for serious relationships. Not a talk to me give me attention we only went on 5 dates Gift. Put that work in and you get a Birkin!! Put no work In ya a*s going to Burlington.”
Birkins are for serious relationships. not a talk to me give me attention we only went on 5 dates Gift. Put that work in and you get a Birkin!! Put no work In ya ass going to Burlington 🌚🌚— @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) October 24, 2020
Floyd Mayweather’s daughter Yaya offered her particularly knowledgeable experience on the subject. On a recent Instagram story she wrote, “Wait a minute… this is getting out of hand. I’m starting to see too many people on this app with Birkins like [they’re] just some regular bags that you can go buy. Some of these Birkins gotta be fake and I’m not saying everybody’s is fake. I’m not trying to be funny but let’s make [some things] crystal clear. For one, you can’t just walk into an Hermès store and buy a Birkin. You have to be like a member in order to buy them. Two even if you are a member you can only buy so many a year (and because of this [this] is why my dad sometimes goes overseas to purchase them).”
The Tap In recording artist followed up with a few Instagram posts flaunting her red handbag in standard braggadocio Hip-Hop fashion. It appears that Santa Clara-bred MC is merely ‘juicing us up.’
Buying a $10,000 luxury fashion accessory isn’t sound financial advice, particularly not from a USC Communications and Business school student. Perhaps she could urge her fans to take ten large and use it on down payment on a home, save it, invest it into a diversified portfolio…but grown-up responsible financial moves don’t generate the same energy for an artist attempting to bolster a product and a career.
I’d rather pay off her student loans than spend $20k+ on a Birkin bag.— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) October 23, 2020
As society judges appropriate ways in which to progress, namely, which notions to identify as toxic and antiquated – with patriarchal norms being frequent targets – the male provider and supplier of resources in exchange for the female’s beauty and romance might have to fall right along with the rest.