Saweetie sparks debate with new track ‘Richivities’

Saweetie sparks debate with new track ‘Richivities’

The Fil-Am rapper’s comeback track showcases her lavish lifestyle
/ 08:30 PM March 01, 2024


Photo from @saweetie/Instagram

Filipino American artist Saweetie has once again captured attention with her latest solo offering, “Richivities.”

Following a successful stint promoting her hometown football team, the San Francisco 49ers, with P-Lo, the rapper returns with a track that unabashedly showcases her lifestyle.


However, the song has ignited a heated debate on social media. While Saweetie aims to inspire listeners to pursue their aspirations, critics argue that the timing of the release couldn’t be worse, given the economic struggles faced by many.

One social media user expressed dismay, questioning the appropriateness of celebrating luxury amid widespread financial hardship.

“I like Saweetie and root for her, but this song during a time where a lot of Americans can’t pay bills, buy groceries, or afford other necessities, let alone luxuries, is just not the vibe for me,” the user wrote.

In response, Saweetie defended her track, sharing her own journey from humble beginnings in Los Angeles. She emphasized that her music is intended to motivate others to pursue their dreams, drawing from her own experiences of striving for success against the odds.

“When I was pursuing my career with barely any money to support myself in LA,” she wrote. “I loved listening to music that made me hustle harder to attain the lifestyle I always wanted. idk maybe we just built different.”

Yet, not everyone was convinced. Doubters still questioned Saweetie’s understanding of adversity, prompting her to reaffirm her authenticity, stating “praying u have more discernment since u believe everything u see.”

Whether the controversy will overshadow the track’s message of aspiration remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain, Saweetie’s music continues to spark discussions.

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