Information surrounding what led to the incident is still unclear, but in the nearly minute-and-a-half long clip, which TMZ released, it showed the pair struggling in an elevator, reportedly sometime before the announcement of their breakup earlier this month.
It’s unclear what preceded the clip, however, at the start of what was captured, Saweetie and Quavo were standing outside of an open elevator before Saweetie appeared to swing at Quavo. The two then struggled for an orange Call of Duty case and stepped onto the elevator as they both fall to the floor in an attempt to retrieve the case. Quavo then stood with the case, not helping his then-girlfriend as she remained on the floor. The Migos member looked down at her several times and seemingly once at the elevator camera.
Moments later, the doors opened, showing another person on the other side, but they did not enter. Towards the end of the clip, Quavo placed the orange case near the elevator doors to stop them from closing as he waited for Saweetie to pick herself up and leave.
TMZ reported that unidentified sources claim that the incident happened in 2020 at an apartment building in which the “My Type” rapper was renting. Following the release of the footage, social media erupted, and many have since conjured up their own theories regarding what prompted the incident from the once seemingly joyful union.
One Twitter user commented, “That video of quavo and saweetie is so sad because imagine what he was doing when it was no cameras around bro.”
“The way Saweetie just sat there on the ground without even trying to fight back.. that shows she’s been through this shit before with him. ,” a second person expressed. “I feel so bad for her. F-ck Quavo idc.”
Others offered an alternative point of view. One user wrote, “She was obviously trying to stop him from leaving if he was abusing her he would have slapped her. Idk why women think that they are stronger then men. Please stop trying to put your hands on these men.”
Another wrote, “How about this? Both of them are at fault for getting physical. Luckily no one was seriously hurt. Passions were high, it escalated into something unfortunate. We have no context to base any judgments on. They need to go their separate ways, and probably both need therapy.”
On March 18, the pair sparked breakup rumors after they unfollowed each other on social media. The move came shortly after Saweetie appeared on “Respectfully Justin” with Justin LaBoy and her ex-boyfriend Justin Combs. Saweetie initially removed the Migos rapper first from her followers’ list. Quavo followed suit shortly after. Days later, Saweetie confirmed the breakup via a post on Twitter saying that she was officially single.
Neither Saweetie nor Quavo has addressed the elevator incident.