Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, better known by his stage name Saweetie, is an American rapper who was born on July 2, 1993.
She was signed to her then-manager Max Gousse’s record label Artistry Worldwide, a Warner Records subsidiary, after the release of her debut single “Icy Girl” in 2018.
Trinidad, her mother, is Filipina-Chinese, and Johnny, her father, is African-American. Saweetie grew up in Sacramento, attending Merrill F. West High School before transferring to Monterey Trail High School.
She began writing her own songs at the age of thirteen. Saweetie began her higher education at San Diego State University, then went to the University of Southern California to complete her communications degree.
What Is Saweetie’s Net Worth?
Saweetie is a $4 million dollar rapper from the United States. With her debut track “Icy Girl,” Saweetie shot to prominence in 2018.
She followed up with the EPs “High Maintenance” and “Icy,” the latter of which produced the breakthrough single “My Type.” Saweetie’s singles “Tap In” and “Best Friend,” both off her debut studio album “Pretty Bitch Music,” were also hits.
Saweetie began uploading short raps to her Instagram account in 2012. She rapped over the beat of Khia’s song “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” in one of her videos, which later became her single “Icy Girl.”
Saweetie went on to upload the song on her SoundCloud profile in 2017, attracting the notice of Max Gousse, a producer and A&R professional who later became her manager. Her freestyle rap “High Maintenance” became a viral success on Instagram and Twitter in 2017.
In February 2018, Saweetie signed with Warner Bros. Records and its subsidiary Artistry Worldwide, as well as launched her own record label, Icy Records.
Her major-label debut EP, “High Maintenance,” was released in March. Its single “Icy Grl” was certified Gold in June and RIAA multi-Platinum in September of the following year.
Saweetie released her second major-label EP, “Icy,” in March of 2019. It gave birth to the track “My Type,” which went on to become her first song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 21.
A remix of the song featuring City Girls and Jhené Aiko was released that summer.
“Pretty Bitch Music,” as well as more singles and EPs
Saweetie’s biggest professional breakthrough came in June 2020, when she released the lead single from her upcoming debut album, “Pretty Bitch Music.”
“Tap In” debuted at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rappers DaBaby, Jack Harlow, and Post Malone remixed it later.
Saweetie and Jhené Aiko collaborated on the album’s second single, “Back to the Streets,” which was released in October.
In January 2021, she released her third song, “Best Friend,” which featured Doja Cat and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song. Saweetie was also nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Saweetie’s third EP, “Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1,” was released in April 2021 and includes the tracks “Risky” and “Talkin’ Bout.”
The fourth single from “Pretty Bitch Music,” “Fast (Motion),” was released the following month. Saweetie released another single in November, “Icy Chain,” which she again performed on “Saturday Night Live.” “Icy Season,” her fourth EP, contains the song.
Saweetie’s Music Collaboration
Saweetie collaborated with rapper Tay Money on the song “Bussin 2.0” in 2020, which was one of her many collaborations with various recording artists.
She joined Lauv as a featured artist on Ava Max’s song “Kings & Queens, Pt. 2” the same year. Saweetie collaborated on a remix of Little Mix’s song “Confetti” with the British girl group Little Mix in April of 2021.
Saweetie’s Business Partnerships
Saweetie is active in the business and entrepreneurship areas in addition to her singing. In 2019, she collaborated with PrettyLittleThing, a UK-based fashion brand, to develop a capsule garment collection that debuted at New York Fashion Week.
Saweetie has also collaborated with McDonald’s and Revlon’s Sinful Colors nail polish line.
Saweetie became the face of the beauty product KISS Colors edge fixer glue the next year. She also has her own jewellery line and a co-branded cosmetics collection.
Saweetie’s Appearances on Television
Saweetie has made appearances on a variety of television shows. She appeared as a guest artist on VH1’s “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out” in January 2020.
She then made her acting debut on the ABC sitcom “Grown-ish,” where she played Indigo on a regular basis. Saweetie has also appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” “Cooking with Paris” on Netflix, and hosted the Netflix comedy special “Sex: Unzipped.”
Saweetie’s Personal Life
Saweetie began dating rapper Quavo of the hip hop group Migos in September of 2018.
After revealing that Quavo had been unfaithful, she posted on social media that they were no longer together.