Saweetie shut down colorism accusations after a resurfaced video with Too $hort went viral over the weekend. In the video, the "Icy" artist chatted with Too $hort back in December on IG Live when the Bay Area legend began praising women of mixed heritage. "Mixed heritage women have always been my favorite. I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a woman that wasn't mixed," the "Blow Your Whistle" rapper said. Saweetie, who is Black and Filipino, replied, "Really?!"
Too $hort even spoke about mixed babies: "I feel that way about life too like biracial babies are… you can take the two ugliest motha f--a's from different races and they f--k and make a baby and that baby would just be beautiful! It happens all the time!"
The clip garnered backlash after it began making its rounds on social media and Saweetie received a lot of the criticism for not speaking up. However, the "My Type" rapper responded by showing the full clip of the video where she defended Black women.
The rapper said in the full video:
"I heard your comment about when people come together they make a beautiful baby, but Black women is beautiful period on their own, with their own look, you feel me?"
She also retweeted an older post where she defended dark skin women. An anonymous user asked the rapper if she thought dark skin women can be pretty to which she responded with, "I was raised by dark skin women so I find this question insulting. Wts I don't think they can be pretty. I think that they are pretty."
This shouldn’t even be a conversation but thank you for having my back baby. I’m going back to my shoot ✌🏽 Y’all have a Jesus blessed day. https://t.co/Acc6NasxAZ— icy bae ❄️ (@Saweetie) October 8, 2021
In the tweet about the user's question, Saweetie wrote: "This shouldn't even be a conversation but thanks for having my back baby. I'm going back to my shoot. Y'all have a Jesus blessed day."
While Saweetie received most of the backlash, other people called out Too $hort for his comments as well as the misogyny after Saweetie received the bulk of the criticism and not Too $hort.
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