‘Best Friend’ beauty Saweetie has long felt she hasn’t had a friend in one of music’s top DJs – Ebro Darden.
The longtime host of Hot 97’s ‘Ebro in the Morning’ made the rising rapstress go viral in 2018 when he referred to her on-air freestyle as “basic” – an occurence she recently told ‘Cosmopolitan’ gave her PTSD.
“It was a really dark point in my life,” Saweetie said in the mag’s April 2021 edition. “I went from being so loved so quickly because of ‘Icy Girl’ to, on my first promo run, well, you saw the interview. The script flipped really quick, like night and day. I had PTSD from that.”
As hoopla around her recount of that incident began to heat up, Darden just so happened to go on Twitter rant about the state of music.
Look inside to see what he said:
Taking to Twitter Tuesday (March 23), Ebro relayed:
Fans and supporters of Saweetie immediately assumed Ebro was referring to her, with some even suggesting his comments were sexist. He quickly attempted to clarify.
When the dust settled, Darden suggested the timing of his rant was coincidental.
At writing, Saweetie has not commented on Ebro’s statements.
Bonus: Re-live the awkward moment referenced below (start at 6:24 mark).