Saweetie and Jhené Aiko send their men “Back to the Streets” on their hit single, and now it’s back on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated Dec. 5).
One of her Instagram Live comments while promoting the song (and gushing over her boyfriend Quavo’s designer gift to her) caught the internet’s attention when she said, “If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n—a back to the streets, OK?” Critics were quick to call her out for prioritizing material goods over genuine human connection when it comes to a relationship.
But she cleared the air during a Power 106 Los Angeles interview. “I feel like a Birkin symbolizes a gift of value. But what comes along with being valued? It comes with a healthy relationship. It comes with communication. It comes with getting gifts,” she said. “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.”