Offset Claps Back at Rude Birkin Bag Comments: ‘Black People Having Access to Luxury Shouldn’t Be a Debate’
After a heated back-and-forth last week set off by Saweetie claiming that men should be buying their partners pricey Birkin bags, Offset put the debate to rest with a simple fact dump.
Two weeks after wife Cardi B showed off her walk-in closet full of Birkins, Offset wrote, “Stop letting people on the internet tell ya’ll who can get a Birkin at the store, and how many Birkin’s you can get.Black people having access to luxury shouldn’t be a debate…by the way hip hop starts the trends !”
Cardi weighed in as well, saying in a video, “First things first, I definitely could get a bag — actually I got four bags today from the Hermès store. That’s one. I don’t wanna brag but it’s like, don’t even try it. Second of all, why is it that y’all asking female rappers if they can get a bag from the Hermès store. Y’all don’t do that to these white celebrities. So, why is it that y’all gotta be asking us? What the f–k?”
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The conversation was kicked off when Saweetie posted a video in which Offset’s Migos bandmate Quavo backed her up 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.” A number of fans pointed out that not everyone can afford to drop $10,000-$200,000 on the notoriously pricey purses, saying they’d rather spend it on paying down student loans or supporting Black businesses.
To be fair, Offset also bought his and Cardi’s two-year-old daughter, Kulture, an $8,000 Birkin for her b-day this summer.