After Saweetie tried to clarify something about the rap game, Twitter slammed her with accusations of acting fresh.
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 asked. “I guess so”.
Is misogynistic behavior normal for HIP HOP culture now? 🤔 I guess so 🤷🏽♀️
— iCY MAMiii (@Saweetie) November 23, 2022
Twitter accuses Saweetie of not being versed in hip hop history
Once Saweetie wrote this tweet, the internet had a field day calling her.
Most of the backlash focused on her, including the word “now,” suggesting that misogyny in rap hasn’t been around for decades.
Right, all the female rappers that came first talked about how much harder they had to work compared to the men. It’s not just happening now.
— Lazuli (@Vsnofbliss) November 23, 2022
Now? It’s been like this for longer than you’ve been alive lmao
-Riss (@Merry_Rissa) November 23, 2022
How do you call yourself a “rapper” and don’t know the basic history of rap?
— Alijah ⁶𓅓🧣 (@Drakesoldmore) November 23, 2022
Where have you been the last 20+ years? How are you trying to be a rapper but obviously never listened to rap music or learned about what’s going on around it?
— Nickname_Is_Nicki🎀 (@Nicki_Arts) November 23, 2022
the sky is blue???? be cold
— heavenly (@etherealcourt) November 23, 2022
Replies and quote tweets were memes galore as people threw shade at Saweetie.
When did you start listening to hip hop music? be frank pic.twitter.com/O4QMJUC0xz
— exalted leaf🇨🇲 (@LcEnigmatic) November 23, 2022
you are new?? pic.twitter.com/zyhAe1olCA
— αηgεℓα вαssεтт sтαη αccσυηт (@heyyitsjanea) November 23, 2022
– Copper. (@_Luucid) November 23, 2022
— SpontaneousScorpio ♏ サソリの女神 (@siobanm2) November 23, 2022
Others have tried to call out Saweetie and acknowledge that she has sampled tracks, like Too $hort’s “Blow The Whistle,” that could be seen as misogynistic.
Not Mrs. “I tried too short” speaking. Or did you think that “Blow The Whistle” was about playing with wind instruments?
— stan account of the museum of natural history (@hotpinksheets) November 23, 2022
as if she didn’t know that the basis of hip hop is misogyny 😂
– babymo (@Nonchalauntboy_) November 23, 2022
Saweetie tried Too Short’s Blow The Whistle and asking is normal misogyny in hip hop. pic.twitter.com/00NZfrRI93
— Ahmed/The Ears 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) November 23, 2022
So… don’t try to be rude, but don’t you listen to the “old” hip hop songs you sample? 🤨🤔🧐 https://t.co/AWjDNLlkqq
— Maybe: Him (@Parkour_Lewis) November 23, 2022
Some even accused her of joining the conversation just to gain traction for her new project. THE SINGLE LIFE.
— 🤸🏿♂️ (@animeluvveer) November 23, 2022
That crap a$$ EP flopped, so now you’re a feminist? 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/Nkd7qvV1T2
— MALIK (@kinglik18) November 23, 2022
Pulling the feminist card because your music doesn’t move the needle is a nasty job https://t.co/hJXg4ELbdR
—T (@teatheruler613) November 23, 2022
The backlash included people saying that Saweetie herself contributes to and benefits from the affair.
Not the music of Ms. Pretty B*tch questioning the very misogyny she allows in her music. pic.twitter.com/6TaOkjtBPk
— Bria C. (@bria________) November 23, 2022
It always has been and you know it. In many ways, you have benefited from it.
— I’m Costella (@BmoreCostella) November 23, 2022
We should point out that Joan Morgan, the OG “hip hop feminist” who wrote When chicken heads come home to restwas also mentioned.
It HAS BEEN like this but through it all we have managed to make space and listen to it with our ears half closed. The older you get, the harder it is to listen and follow. So when do you see physical abuse ON TOP OF the rest? It’s ugly. If you haven’t read this yet- 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
Overall, though, people’s angry reactions dominated the conversation.
hello now? sawetie please
— Ms. Money With The Vibes (@memzylish) November 23, 2022
I’ve been quiet for a while, but I have to block you now. pic.twitter.com/hQrzFpe1Bg
—Tiny👑 (@Dontgetstrapped) November 23, 2022
where have you been
— her (@downto__marz) November 23, 2022
Baby, where have 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 spoken further about her tweet, we should add that it came just hours after she apparently called out Joe Budden on Twitter.
It started when a clip appeared of Joe beating Saweetie right after the release of his EP.
“I won’t listen to Saweetie until she answers the question for everyone waiting for the answer: did you fuck Offset or not?” Joe declared. “This is not the time for your freestyle… Push it back. You have been silent. There’s no need to come shake the table now. And did you fuck man or nah? If you’re going to tell it, then say it.”
Why did Joe Budden just walk into Saweetie though? pic.twitter.com/Pz6m7LIxSy
— Lee Lee (@Mzthangggg) November 21, 2022
Eventually, she addressed his comments on Twitter.
“Saweetie needs STFU ????? ok joelisha.”
Saweetie needs STFU???? ok joelisha 😍
— iCY MAMiii (@Saweetie) November 22, 2022
Saweetie talks about “violence and disrespect in male music”
Moving on from her Twitter situation, we should also add that Saweetie commented more on the rap game during a new episode of Kev’s Pirate Podcast.
He specifically shared his belief that because of some of the messaging within “male music”, female rappers are taking over.
“LA and other cities just goes to show that this is why women are running rap and hip hop. Why is there so much violence and disrespect in male music…
I feel like we need to raise the vibration with the music and have a good time again.”
He went on to add that there is a lack of “empathy and love” in many modern rap songs.
What do you think about Saweetie’s comment? Do you agree with the backlash he got?