Lizzo namedropped Future and Swae Lee on Twitter seemingly out of nowhere Friday night. The "Truth Hurts" artist took aim at some unknown folks who have no problem talking about the aforementioned rappers but refuse to let her into the overarching hip-hop conversation. She seemed to question whether the two were even rappers in the since-deleted tweet.
"Sometimes I get pissed that there are people who call future & sway lee (sic) rappers and still question whether or not I belong in the rap conversation...but then I remember I have the #4 song in the country, laugh, go back to my dream job and log off," she wrote.
Wait...you mean Swae Lee?? Like Swae Lee Lee Swae?? Oh nah that one should’ve stayed in the drafts🤨 pic.twitter.com/OjZX9APS0h— Charries3249 (@charries3249) August 10, 2019
If Lizzo wanted to start a conversation, she got her wish. Swae Lee and Future fans swarmed to clown Lizzo and protect their faves.
Swae Lee: Yo Future, you heard what Lizzo said about us?— Mr. Lowkey (@LOWKEYTREV) August 10, 2019
Lizzo: Future and Swae Lee not even all that— Mr. Lowkey (@LOWKEYTREV) August 10, 2019
Twitter to Lizzo: pic.twitter.com/ocJN3TYTCv
Swae Lee on his way to the beauty shop to get a shampoo press to get Lizzo outta his hair 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tjCsXVCVr7— DKT (@darleneturner53) August 10, 2019
The backlash prompted an explanation from Lizzo, who said that fans misunderstood her intention. She told Twitter that she was merely pointing out a double standard between the way people talk about her and other singing rappers.
I LOVE future & swae bruhhhhhh... the point went straight over y’alls heads...I’m just saying we all share a similar rap sing style...— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 10, 2019
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