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Saweetie apologized for causing an uproar online with her controversial comments about Hermès Birkin bags, insisting they "symbolize a gift of value" in a relationship.
Last week, the "Icy Grl" rapper made blog headlines after her boyfriend, rapper Quavo gifted her with a Birkin in honor of the success of her new single "Back to the Streets."
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She took to Instagram Live to tell her fans, "If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n***a back to the streets, OK?"
Saweetie immediately came under fire for her comments. Sensible women called out the 26-year-old for putting material objects above healthy relationships.
In a new interview, Saweetie said her comment shouldn't be taken seriously and that she's "an entertainer and I come to entertain."
Saweetie compared herself to rap mogul Jay Z: "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 told 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 she continued to insist that Birkin handbags, which retail for over $20,000, make a woman feel valued. "I feel like a Birkin symbolizes a gift of value," she said.
"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."
The rapper, real name Diamonte Quiava Valentin Harper, added:
"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?"