DJ Vlad Says Saweetie's First Week Sales Could've Been 10x Higher If She Did An Interview With Him

Saweetie's new EP is projected to sell 2K units in the first week.

BYAron A.
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Saweetie is, once again, making headlines following the release of her EP, The Single Life. For one, she appeared to address her break-up with Quavo and her alleged shopping trip with Lil Baby. That moment, in particular, drew many reactions across the Internet. However, it's possible that it also overshadowed the rest of her EP.

It seems like the 6-track effort is on pace to move 2,000 units in its first week. Though it's not a whole lot, it's also a surprise EP so, it's not entirely shocking that it isn't moving huge numbers. Still, many labeled the projections a flop, especially for an artist with such strong branding.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Saweetie attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

According to DJ Vlad of VladTV, the low projections are a result of Saweetie turning down an interview on his platform. He shared his thoughts on her new EP, claiming that she would've been able to move 20K, if she sat down with him for an interview.

"If Saweetie did a VladTV interview she would have easily done 10x her first week sales, which was 2000 copies. We actually reached out through one of our people and were told 'she won't do Vlad,' DJ Vlad wrote before referencing Drake and 21 Savage's new project. "Her loss."

It didn't take long for Twitter to roast Vlad for his comments. Though many argued that it would do little to increase her first-week sales, there's no doubt that it could've produced a viral moment or two. Maybe, she'll reconsider when her album drops.

Vlad isn't the only media personality to criticize Saweetie following her new EP. Joe Budden went in on the Bay Area rapper for her recent bars directed at Quavo. Budden said that Saweetie badly timed the release of her project, especially with the recent death of Takeoff.

"It ain’t the time for none of that after they just lost they brother and nephew. It ain’t time for that. Sorry, Saweetie. Push it back. You been quiet. No need to come shake the table now," he said.

In response, Saweetie tweeted, "Saweetie needs to STFU????? ok joelisha."

We'll keep you posted if she responds to Vlad.

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.