Hot 97 radio personality Ebro Darden addressed his statements to rapper Saweetie that she says triggered her PTSD.
Saweetie, 27, was promoting her single “Icy Girl” in 2018 when Ebro asked her whether she was a “rapper rapper” or just another “pretty girl who raps a little bit.”
Holding her microphone tightly with both hands, Saweetie replied, “I’m a rapper. I’m a rapper rapper.”
Saweetie recalled the “gut punch” encounter with Ebro in a cover interview for Cosmopolitan magazine’s April 2021 issue.
She said she felt “ambushed” by Ebro, who told her she needed to do more to “impress” him.
“It was a really dark point in my life. I went from being so loved so quickly because of ‘Icy Grl’ to, on my first promo run, well, you saw the interview. The script flipped really quick, like night and day. I was like, Wait… I had PTSD from that.”
Ebro addressed Saweetie’s statement that she suffered from PTSD after he questioned her free styling skills.
“Apparently having an opinion on her freestyle rap gave Saweetie PTSD,” he tweeted on Wednesday, “should I feel bad?”
On the Hot 97 blog, Ebro clarified the situation further.
“You want to rap and it is just ‘cool,’ we gone tell you,” he wrote in the comment section of a Neighborhood Talk post. “So happy for her success, but that doesn’t mean we can be dishonest about freestyle… love @saweetie tho.”
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