Saweetie slams label for prematurely releasing new song, “Best Friend”

“I feel disrespected.”

Saweetie has called out her label Warner Records for releasing her new song, “Best Friend,” without her permission.

On Thursday evening, the Cali rapper took to Twitter to express her displeasure with her record label after it prematurely released her new single, “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat, on Apple Music and Deezer. “I am extremely disappointed in my label WBR for prematurely releasing a single I was so excited about. I feel disrespected,” she wrote in a tweet. “I’m hands on with ALL of my creative & had such a dope rollout for ‘best friends’. The thirst for clout & $ is real & it overrides the artists’ art.”

Saweetie also claimed that the version uploaded was the “wrong” one, and that she had planned to release the song alongside a music video. “We put so much work into the visual & we shot for days for this super cinematic girl anthem. And for this to happen? Wow….,” she tweeted.


Check out her series of tweets below.



At the point of writing, Warner Records has yet to respond to Saweetie’s statements. However, “Best Friend” has been taken down from all streaming services.

“Best Friend” is set to appear on Saweetie’s forthcoming album, Pretty Bitch Music. The rapper has previewed the record with a slew of singles, including “Back to the Streets” with Jhené Aiko, “Tap in” and “Pretty Bitch Freestyle.”

In August, she recruited Jack Harlow, Post Malone and DaBaby for a remix of her hit single, “Tap in.”

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