What is Saweetie’s Net Worth?
Saweetie is an American rapper who has a net worth of $4 million. Saweetie rose to fame in 2018 with her debut single “Icy Grl.” She went on to release the EPs “High Maintenance” and “Icy,” the latter of which spawned the hit single “My Type.” Saweetie had further hits with her singles “Tap In” and “Best Friend,” which are featured on her debut studio album “Pretty Bitch Music.”
Early Life and Education
Saweetie, whose real name is Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, was born on July 2, 1993 in Santa Clara, California. Her mother, Trinidad, is Filipina-Chinese, while her father, Johnny, is African-American. Saweetie grew up in the Sacramento area, where she went to Merrill F. West High School before graduating from Monterey Trail High School. At the age of 13, she started writing her own music. For her higher education, Saweetie enrolled at San Diego State University, and then transferred to the University of Southern California to complete her degree in communications.
In 2012, Saweetie started posting short raps on her Instagram account. One of her videos featured her rapping to the beat of Khia’s song “My Neck, My Back (Lick It),” which grew into her single “Icy Grl.” Saweetie went on to release the song on her SoundCloud page in 2017, drawing the attention of producer and A&R executive Max Gousse, who eventually became her manager. Also in 2017, she had a viral hit on Instagram and Twitter with her freestyle rap “High Maintenance.”
Saweetie signed with both Warner Bros. Records and its subsidiary Artistry Worldwide in February of 2018; the same month, she established her own record label, Icy Records. In March, she released “High Maintenance,” her major label debut EP. By June, its single “Icy Grl” was certified Gold, and by September of the following year, was certified RIAA multi-Platinum.
In March of 2019, Saweetie released her second major label EP, entitled “Icy.” It spawned the single “My Type,” which became her first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, ultimately peaking at number 21. That summer, a remix of the song featuring City Girls and Jhené Aiko was released.
“Pretty Bitch Music” and Further Singles and EPs
Saweetie had her biggest professional success yet in June of 2020, when she released the lead single from her upcoming debut album “Pretty Bitch Music.” The song, “Tap In,” reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was later remixed with rappers DaBaby, Jack Harlow, and Post Malone. In October, Saweetie released the second single from the album, “Back to the Streets,” featuring Jhené Aiko. Later, in January of 2021, she released the third single, “Best Friend,” featuring Doja Cat; it went on to receive a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Song. Saweetie also earned a nomination for Best New Artist.
In April of 2021, Saweetie released her third EP, “Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1,” which features the singles “Risky” and “Talkin’ Bout.” The next month, she released “Fast (Motion),” the fourth single from “Pretty Bitch Music.” In November, Saweetie released another single, “Icy Chain,” and also performed it on “Saturday Night Live.” The song is featured on her fourth EP, “Icy Season.”
Among her collaborations with other recording artists, Saweetie appeared alongside rapper Tay Money on the song “Bussin 2.0” in 2020. The same year, she joined Lauv as a featured artist on Ava Max’s song “Kings & Queens, Pt. 2.” In April of 2021, Saweetie partnered with the British girl group Little Mix on a remix of its song “Confetti.”
Beyond her music, Saweetie is involved in the worlds of business and entrepreneurship. In 2019, she partnered with the UK-based fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing to launch a capsule clothing collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week. The following year, Saweetie became the face of the beauty product KISS Colors edge fixer glue. Additionally, she has her own jewelry line and co-branded makeup collection. Saweetie has also had brand partnerships with McDonald’s and the Revlon nail polish company Sinful Colors.
Saweetie has appeared on a number of television programs. In January of 2020, she was a guest performer on VH1’s “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out.” She later made her acting debut on the ABC sitcom “Grown-ish,” playing the recurring role of Indigo. Saweetie has also performed on “Saturday Night Live,” appeared as a guest on the Netflix reality cooking show “Cooking with Paris,” and hosted the Netflix comedy special “Sex: Unzipped.”
In September of 2018, Saweetie started dating rapper Quavo of the hip hop trio Migos. A few years later, she announced on social media that they were no longer dating, having revealed that Quavo had been unfaithful. A video subsequently surfaced showing the two in a physical fight.