Saweetie has been on a steady grind and has been reaping rewards accordingly.
In covering the April issue of Cosmopolitan, the femcee opens up about the peaks and troughs of her journey thus far.
Her career is unquestionably on the ascend thanks to bops such as ‘My Type,’ ‘Tap In,’ and ‘Best Friend’ – the latter of which is on the cusp of breaking into the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Yet, the challenges have been plentiful.
Speaking candidly, she opens up about being chastised about her abilities – as a rapper and performer. Still, she says both have helped put her on the trajectory of becoming “one of the best.”
Pics and quotes below…
On Early Stage In The Spotlight:
“It was a really dark point in my life. I went from being so loved so quickly because of ‘Icy Grl’ to, on my first promo run, well, you saw the interview. The script flipped really quick, like night and day.
I had PTSD from that. [Then] because ‘Icy Grl’ was so popular, I was being booked at huge festivals. I was literally thrown into it.”
On How Her Beginning Has Helped Her:
“I’m really grateful for my start. Because the mistakes, the struggle, the grind—it allows me to appreciate the rewards that come now because I know what it feels like to sleep in motels, to drive and do promo, to be stressed out.”
On Her Goals:
“Some of us have it naturally. And some of us don’t—like me. And that’s okay because I know that as long as I work hard, I’ll become one of the best.”
On Debut Album ‘Pretty B*tch Music’:
“It’s my way of taking back all those years where I feel I had to dim my light.”
We’re loving Saweetie’s incremental shine.
With the drama in rearview, it looks like the only way is up for the rapper.