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?”
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.