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Saweetie Addresses Birkin Comment After Backlash: 'We Deserve to Be Treated Like a Queen'

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Blair Caldwell

Saweetie

Saweetie had the Internet talking last week when she made a comment while promoting her new song, "Back to the Streets," gushing over her boyfriend Quavo buying her a luxurious Birkin bag.

"If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n---- back to the streets, OK?" she proclaimed via Instagram Live, which had critics calling her out for putting material objects above deep human connection and healthy relationships.

An Hermès Birkin can often cost as much as $500,000.

In a new interview on Power 106 Los Angeles with Bryhana, Saweetie addressed her comments by saying that she's "an entertainer and I come to entertain."

"So that was an entertaining comment. Like Jay-Z says at the end of 'Ignorant Shit,' he goes, 'It's only entertainment,' and then he does this little evil laugh," she said. "I was having a good time, promoting 'Back to the Streets.' And, you know, I'm popping my shit for my girls. But I feel like a Birkin symbolizes a gift of value."

"But what comes along with being valued?" Saweetie continued. "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 ... 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?"

See the interview below.