After Saweetie tried to make a point about the rap game, Twitter slammed her with accusations of acting brand new.
It all unfolded on Tuesday night when Saweetie expressed some thoughts she had about “hip hop culture” on the platform.
“Is misogynistic behavior normal for HIP HOP culture now?” she inquired. “Guess so.”
is misogynistic behavior normal for HIP HOP culture now? 🤔 guess so 🤷🏽♀️
— iCY MAMiii (@Saweetie) November 23, 2022
Twitter Accuses Saweetie Of Being Unversed In Hip Hop History
Once Saweetie penned this tweet, the internet had a field day calling her out.
The bulk of the backlash was centered around her including the word “now,” which suggests that misogyny in rap hasn’t already been around for decades.
Right, all the female rappers who came first spoke about how much harder they had to work as opposed to the men. It's not just happening now.
— Lazuli (@Vsnofbliss) November 23, 2022
Now? It’s been that way for longer than you’ve been alive lmao
— riss (@Merry_Rissa) November 23, 2022
How do you call yourself a “rapper” and not know basic rap history
— Alijah ⁶𓅓🧣 (@Drakesoldmore) November 23, 2022
Where have you been the past 20+ years? How are you trying to be a rapper but obviously never listened to rap music fr Or learned about what happened around it?
— Nickname_Is_Nicki🎀 (@Nicki_Arts) November 23, 2022
is the sky blue???? be fr
— celestial (@etherealcourt) November 23, 2022
The replies and quote tweets were memes galore as people threw shade at Saweetie.
When you start listening to hip hop music? Be fr pic.twitter.com/O4QMJUC0xz
— exaltedblade🇨🇲 (@LcEnigmatic) November 23, 2022
are you…new?? pic.twitter.com/zyhAe1olCA
— αηgεℓα вαssεтт sтαη αccσυηт (@heyyitsjanea) November 23, 2022
— Cooper. (@_Luucid) November 23, 2022
— SpontaneousScorpio ♏ サソリの女神 (@siobanm2) November 23, 2022
Others attempted to call Saweetie out and acknowledge that she’s sampled tracks—like “Blow The Whistle” by Too $hort— that could be seen as misogynistic.
Not Ms. "I sampled Too Short" talking. Or did you think "Blow The Whistle" was about playing with wind instruments?
— natural history museum stan account (@hotpinksheets) November 23, 2022
like don’t she know hip hop foundation is misogyny 😂
— babymo (@Nonchalauntboy_) November 23, 2022
Saweetie sampled Too Short's Blow The Whistle and asking is misogyny normal in hip hop pic.twitter.com/00NZfrRI93
— Ahmed/The Ears 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) November 23, 2022
So…not tryna be rude, but y’all don’t listen to the “old” hiphop songs yall sample? 🤨🤔🧐 https://t.co/AWjDNLlkqq
— Maybe: Him (@Parkour_Lewis) November 23, 2022
Some even accused her of only engaging in the conversation to gain traction for her new project, THE SINGLE LIFE.
— 🤸🏿♂️ (@animeluvveer) November 23, 2022
That trash a$$ EP flopped so now you a feminist?? 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/Nkd7qvV1T2
— MALIK (@kinglik18) November 23, 2022
Pulling the feminist card cause ya music don’t move the needle is nasty work https://t.co/hJXg4ELbdR
— T (@teatheruler613) November 23, 2022
The backlash included individuals saying that Saweetie herself contributes to and benefits from the matter.
Not Ms. Pretty B*tch music questioning the same misogyny she’s enables in her music. pic.twitter.com/6TaOkjtBPk
— Bria C. (@bria________) November 23, 2022
It has always been and you know tht. In many ways, you’ve benefited from it
— It’s Costella (@BmoreCostella) November 23, 2022
We should note that Joan Collins, the OG “hip hop feminist” who wrote When Chicken Heads Come Home to Roost, was also brought up.
It’s BEEN this way but through it all we have managed to carve out spaces and listen to it with half closed ears. The older you get, the harder it is to listen and to. Then when you see the physical abuse ON TOP OF the rest of it?? It’s ugly. If you haven’t already read this- pic.twitter.com/u28Y7nny5u
— BB ELLE WOODS (@ALYSSIA2777) November 23, 2022
I recommend reading, "When Chicken Heads Come Home to Roost" by Joan Morgan. 🙏🏿 🤙🏿
— Kevy-kev (@Bboy_Resonance) November 23, 2022
All in all, though, people’s annoyed reactions dominated the conversation.
Loll now? Saweetie please
— Mrs. Money With The Vibes (@memzylish) November 23, 2022
I’ve been quiet for awhile, but I gotta block you now. pic.twitter.com/hQrzFpe1Bg
— Tiny👑 (@Dontgetstrapped) November 23, 2022
Where she been
— her (@downto__marz) November 23, 2022
Baby, where you been? Don’t you rap? Wait a minute now— 😂 pic.twitter.com/rgU6b32ccq
— Petty L'Belle ☾ (@xoJoyBelleox) November 23, 2022
Was Saweetie Responding To Joe Budden?
While Saweetie hasn’t further spoken on her tweet, we should add that it came a few hours after she seemingly called Joe Budden out on Twitter.
It started when a clip surfaced of Joe bashing Saweetie on the heels of her EP release.
“I’m not listening to Saweetie until she answers the question everybody waiting for the answer: Did you f**k Offset or not?” Joe declared. “It ain’t the time for your freestyle…Push it back. You been quiet. No need to come shake the table now. And did you f**k dude or not? If you gon’ tell it, then tell it.”
Why Joe budden just went in on saweetie tho pic.twitter.com/Pz6m7LIxSy
— Lee Lee (@Mzthangggg) November 21, 2022
Eventually, she addressed his comments on Twitter.
“Saweetie needs to STFU????? ok joelisha.”
saweetie needs to STFU????? ok joelisha 😍
— iCY MAMiii (@Saweetie) November 22, 2022
Saweetie Speaks On “Violence & Disrespect In Male Music”
Moving on from her Twitter situation, we should also add that Saweetie further commented on the rap game during a new episode of The Bootleg Kev Podcast.
She specifically shared her belief that, due to some of the messages within “male music,” female rappers are taking over.
“L.A. and other cities, it just goes to show that this is the reason why women is running rap and hip hop. Because there’s just so much violence and disrespect in the male music…
I feel like we gotta raise the vibration with the music and get back to having a good time.”
She went on to add that there’s a lack of “empathy and love” in a lot of modern rap songs.
What do you think about Saweetie’s commentary, and do you agree with the backlash she garnered?