Jim Jones weighs in on Birkin debate, says Black designers should be highlighted
“Who got the flyest bags as a Black designer? Hit me up. Lemme see if I can help pipe you up,” he said.
Jim Jones is the latest celebrity to tap in on the Hermés Birkin bag controversy.
The “Summer With Miami” emcee took to Instagram to give his thoughts on the Birkin bag debate. He said that Black celebrities — such as rappers and NBA players — would never put energy into a Black designer whose bags should be more popular than the Birkin purses. He also asked his followers to tag Black and brown brands in his comments so that he could promote their products.
“Somebody tag a dope Black or Spanish designer [who] got some drippy luggage bags or purses, but they gotta be drippy — good leather and all that,” he captioned the post.
“I wanna see something real quick,” he wrote. “Fuck Birkin & Kelly. [I] got something better to do with my $15K and that’s the starter kit lol. Bet none of your favorite rappers, actors, entertainers [will] repost this lol.”
The debate first started when Saweetie hopped on Quavo’s Instagram Live to send a message out to all of the ladies following the release of her new Jhené Aiko-assisted single, “Back To The Streets.”
“If he not getting you a Birkin, if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n*gga back to the streets, okay?” she said. Quavo then approached the camera and shrugged his shoulders before the video ended. The clip went viral and became a trending topic on social media.
Since then, other celebrities such as Offset, Cardi B and Lil Yachty have shared their opinions on the expensive bag. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper said people shouldn’t question whether Black women “could get a bag from the Hermés store” because “y’all don’t do this to these white celebrities.”
“So, why is it that y’all gotta be asking us?” she asked. “What the fuck? It just makes you want to brag like, ‘Bitch do you know who the fuck you’re talking to?’ But no, I’m not even going to take it there.”
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