Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper better known as Saweetie is the gorgeous cover girl for the April issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
The Business and Communications graduate from the University of Southern California—with a 3.6 GPA, sat with the team to talk all things life, career and something called ‘pretty privilege’.
Though she was told she was too pretty to be taken seriously, would not make a good rapper, her track record has proven itself
Her songs have hundreds of millions of streams on Spotify. She earned a 2020 People’s Choice Awards nomination for Favorite New Artist; she’s had a guest spot on the Freeform show Grown-ish. And then there’s her proudest moment, making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. It was a huge deal for Saweetie.
Saweetie’s big break was in 2017 after a clip of her freestyling on the familiar beat of Khia’s “My Neck, My Back,” went viral. It became the anthem “Icy Girl”.
She revealed what it felt like to be underestimated because she was Black and because she was pretty. .
“I won’t act like there isn’t a certain type of power that comes with people admiring your face. But that’s not something that gets me off,” she says. “I like being Female Athlete of the Year. I like getting 4.0s for a straight year. I like knowing that I write my own songs. I like knowing that I create my own treatments. I like knowing that I donated $150,000 to Black Lives Matter.” It’s why she’s naming her first studio album, out this spring, Pretty Bitch Music. “It’s my way of taking back all those years where I feel I had to dim my light,” she says.
Saweetie did not forget to credit her college professor who spurred her on to pursue a career in music after she performed her original music for a class of sixty as punishment for coming late to class
Read the rest of her Interview here.
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