As Quavo stood in the background, Saweetie—who linked up with Jhené Aiko this week for a new song called "Back to the Streets"—detailed what she expects from a potential partner.
"If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n**** back to the streets, okay?" she said. After Saweetie shared this sentiment, Quavo was seen approaching the camera to offer up a shrug.
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
While the comments have received some mixed reactions, others were quick to point out that the message is perhaps best viewed as being adaptable for one's personal circumstances instead of being taken so literally.
I mean, sure, but at the same time..I think it’s important to know ya worth in general. Not necessarily in Saweetie’s case, but what’s the point in a Birkin if he got you out here looking crazy?
— a BODY has been discovered! (@smackabishh) October 23, 2020
Saweetie setting the bar too high in this economy LMAO we will die in this city before a man can provide us a birkin down here 😭 she couldn't just say a bag I can accept a Chanel 🤣😭
— $$$ (@liltiabanks) October 23, 2020
— Weekly Newsical (@WeeklyNewsical) October 23, 2020
I take it that Saweetie was just saying if a man can't spoil you every now & then, leave him alone. Not like... a literal Birkin.
— Asia Chloë Brown (@AsiaChloeBrown) October 23, 2020
I think the Birkin conversation is funny because everyone assumes this is an easily obtainable item and it’s NOT. a lot of y’all fave girlies got fake Birkin.
— .... (@DaeLouiseBeauty) October 23, 2020
I may not want a Birkin, but I will never date broke men or men that believe EVERYTHING should be 50/50.
If I have to choose between taking care of and spoiling myself or splitting bills while bearing the children, and doing most of the cooking and cleaning?
I choose me. https://t.co/6BfLLJFUpa
— ASHLEY DEVONNA (@MsAshleyDevonna) October 23, 2020
Why are we discussing buying Birkin’s when none of us can afford it? pic.twitter.com/7hlXV4jGen
— Ḱαγℓα (@kay_deniseee) October 23, 2020
I will be happy when this Birkin talk is done. That’s literally not the only quality bag out here.
— Most Hated 👑 (@evelynvwoodsen) October 23, 2020
The funny thing about the Birkin argument is that those bags are almost impossible to get even if you can afford one bc Hermès only makes a certain amount every season and they go to people on the PR list first. That means a lot of the girls are out here rockin’ fakes anyway. pic.twitter.com/F1BBcbcCPI
— candy corn is fine. twizzlers are the real enemy. (@lookitstaylorrr) October 23, 2020
Over the summer, footage of Saweetie's reaction to receiving two Birkin bags from Quavo went viral. One of those bags, as explained in a subsequent Complex piece by Aria Hughes, could be worth as much as $30,000.
"I actually haven't sold one at Christie's yet because they're so new, but I imagine if the bag sold for around $13,000, $14,000 USD and I'm guessing would be around the retail price at Hermès," Caitlin Donovan—head of sales, handbags, and accessories at Christie’s—explained back in July. "I would not be surprised if we sold it for anywhere between $20,000 and $30,000 at auction."
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