You may have heard each of her catchy singles, perhaps one that samples the ’90s or early hip-hop hits if you don’t know the rapper from her appearances or her huge social media reach (it boasts around 17 million followers on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter).
There is more to her past than what you want to see online for those still aware of the West Coast artist, the true name Diamonté Harper.
“This is my first year as a musician,” Saweetie tells me about the achievement of its highlight in 2020.
Saweetie shares her experience with the media as she produces her debut album, currently titled Pretty B – Music.
‘I do them really great’: Saweetie shines with collaborations, samples
Saweetie was infamous for sharing videos of raped beats in her car after graduating from the University of Southern California with such a degree in communications.
Her viral car rap, Khia’s “My Neck, My Back,” was Saweetie’s first hit single, Ice Girl, with its contagious opening lines, “Can’t resist, won’t quit, go / Tory flip flops ten whites in them − Manicures and pedicures.
She has been reciting the samples since Petey Pablo (“Freek-a Leek”) in their 2020 smash hit “My Kind,” Bay Area legend Too Short in “Tap In” and “High maintenance.” Although some have criticized her for based her hit songs on Black Rob and “Money Mouf.”
She smiles, “You should foresee that for the rest of my life.” “If ‘Pretty B—-Music.” comes in, I get some original beats that I’m so happy to share because I think that I am not only ‘Wow, Saweetie is making good samples,’ (it is going to be) ‘He’s just making great, period songs.’ ‘ I know I get a lot of criticism, and I feel that it is just because I do so good whenever I release my more famous songs.”
She has been working together with Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Jack Harlow, Jhené Aiko, City Girls, beyond her solo performance. In her forthcoming album “Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over,” she has joined forces along with Demi Lovato.
Saweetie states women working in the hip-hop industry are ‘constantly compared to others.’
She sat in such a fluffy white chair with a half t-shirt as well as hoop earrings as well as a dazzling Cuban Link choker, blonde when in an interview, while her style has changed as we spoke several times. Her look is sleek and blonde. Saweetie is a chameleon next to her rap female cohort, but she has finished the similarities.
“Once you’re a woman (in hip-hop), you will still be compared to someone else,” she states. “They aren’t really asked whomever they are motivated by since men enter the game. They often aren’t compared to even a man’s or colleagues on whether they wear or (their) hairstyle. they weren’t always equal.”
One of the few women in rap who hail from the West Coast is the Bay Area-rapper. Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj, and Foxy Brown are among the biggest hip-hop women, she states, but they all come from the east.
“I always feel like I was trying to find the sound because I couldn’t think of every woman from the West Coast who did it like these three people at the same time,” she states. “There were none from my area when you looked at various women as a West Coast teen. There are many names that merit their flowers, but we have never got it when it comes to global success and international impact.”
The young woman of 27 years wants her music to work hands-on.
“When I am in the studio, I will make my vision come alive,” she says. “I love my beat’s co-production, and I know what’s nice about my voice.”
Her ethics in the job stems in part from the fact that one of the host radio stations considers her “Basic” after fumbling a freestyle during an interview, mostly on Hot 97. Users on social media have stacked up, shamed, and insulted her rap skills.
“The stage of my life was a very bleak one. I went too easily out of always being loved by ‘Icy Girl.’ She told Cosmopolitan during an April cover story interview, like night and day,” she said. “From that, I had PTSD.”
Her connection with Quavo created waves
For her romance of Ice Girl/Glacier Boy, she made headlines in her three-year relationship with participant Migos Quavo – and she spawned more titles after the split and subsequently in social media.
A major breakup anthem was one of her own songs, “Back to the Streets” , 2020.
“Back to just the streets’ has become so special and unique as it’s a song that breaks up in celebration,” she said of the song Timbaland made.
“They’re mostly aggressive, wild, sad when you hear breakup tracks, so it can sometimes be nice for you all to get back to your freedom. This is why (the song) also isn’t just because it was made by Tim, but also because it offers a different talk about what a breakup is.”
‘Grown-ish’ role, Ice Girl University, and many more project to come soon
With the opening of the non-profit Ice Baby Foundation, which will benefit low-income society and support investments in education, the young philanthropist hopes to return.
“I’ve just been so tired of sending organizations a lot of money and not seeing what it was doing for my money,” she states. “That’s going to help my grandma run it.”
The next adventure of Saweetie is indeed a guest on “Grown-ish” Freeform sitcom next to Yara Shahidi as Indigo’s renowned client.
And soon, fans could also call Professor Icy: The star hopes to become a faculty professor and extend his Ice University lessons on YouTube to start his own company.
Although the pandemic is complicated, it will soon not slow down.
“We have had plenty of difficulties this year, but I believe that pressure makes diamonds, and that’s my tag.