In what could be perceived the biggest diss of 2020, Migos rapper Quavo did an interview with Page Six sizing his girl up with the rest of the industry. But it wasn’t just him tooting her horn, it’s the fact that it could be perceived as a jab at his band mate Offset’s girl, the biggest rapper in the industry now, Cardi B. What was said was that his girl Saweetie was an example to girls showing there was another way to make it than stripping. Now anyone who knows Cardi knows that that is how she got her start. Then there’s that famous line of Joseline Hernandez on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta crying to Stevie J saying “you will never send me back to the strip club, Steebie.” Yes, Steebie with a b.
Quavo’s exact words about Saweetie were “I think she’s bringing something very special to the game. She speaks for the pretty college girls that are taking the regular route. You don’t have to be a stripper, you don’t have to be a bartender, you don’t have to take the Instagram model route.” Now in his defense, he isn’t the only person to talk about the number of female rappers that were once strippers these days. A lot of people assume Megan thee Stallion was one given how she dresses.
Jermaine Dupri said something about all of these former strippers in the industry last summer so it isn’t as though it’s never come up. It just comes across as a bit odd he’s in a group with someone married to a stripper. We’re just going to make this a mental note about a possible riff in the group. I personally see absolutely nothing wrong with coming up from being a stripper. Saweetie might be about 26 I believe with a Communications degree but Cardi B, the stripper is a much larger artist. And while we’re shading people’s backgrounds, while it’s nice that Quavo just got his high school diploma at 29, perhaps if he had it earlier he would have learned some empathy regarding comments like this.