Saweetie Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Saweetie is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter born on July 2, 1993. She gained fame with her debut single “Icy Grl” in 2017 which achieved double platinum status certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This success led her to sign with Warner Records in partnership with Artistry Worldwide run by her then-manager Max Gousse.

Her first extended play (EP) titled High Maintenance released in 2017 received a mixed reception and did not chart prominently. Her second EP Icy released in 2019 entered the Billboard 200 moderately and produced the hit single “My Type”. This track marked her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 21 and earned a quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA.

Saweetie continued her success with singles like “Tap In” in 2020 and “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat in 2021 both achieving significant commercial acclaim. These songs precede the release of her upcoming debut studio album Pretty Bitch Music. At the 64th Annual Grammy Awards “Best Friend” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Saweetie herself received a nomination for Best New Artist.

Full NameSaweetie
Date of BirthJuly 2, 1993
Place of BirthSanta Clara, California, USA
OccupationRapper, singer, songwriter
Height5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
Net Worth$4 million

Saweetie Early Life and Education

Saweetie Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper was born on July 2, 1993, in Santa Clara California. Her mother Trinidad Valentin is of Filipino descent and known for her work as a video vixen. Her father Johnny Harper is African-American. Diamonté spent her early years in Hayward and later moved to Sacramento. She attended Merrill F. West High School in Tracy and later graduated from Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove.

From a young age of 13, she showed a talent for writing music. After completing high school she went to San Diego State University to study communication and business. She later transferred to the University of Southern California where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communication in 2016. It was after graduating that she fully committed to pursuing her career in rap music.


Saweetie Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Saweetie started gaining attention in 2016 by posting her freestyle rap videos on Instagram. One of these videos where she rapped over Khia’s “My Neck My Back (Lick It)” beat later became her breakout song “Icy Grl”. It was first released on SoundCloud in the summer of 2017 and quickly went viral catching the eye of Max Gousse a prominent music producer and A&R executive who became her manager.

Following this viral success, Saweetie continued to gain popularity with another freestyle rap called “High Maintenance” posted in her kitchen which also went viral on Instagram and Twitter. In October 2017, she released a music video for her song “Focus” which samples DRAM’s “Gilligan”.

By January 2018, Saweetie was recognized as Tidal’s Artist of the Week and was named one of Pigeons & Planes’s Best New Artists of the Month. She further boosted her profile by appearing in a Super Bowl LII ad for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty. Later that month she signed with Warner Bros. Records and Max Gousse’s label Artistry Worldwide.

Saweetie’s major label debut EP “High Maintenance” was released on March 16, 2018. Produced by CashMoneyAP Nyrell and her cousin Zaytoven it featured nine tracks including her hit single “Icy Girl” which went Gold in June 2018 and later achieved multi-platinum status.

From 2019 to 2020, Saweetie released her second major label EP “Icy” on March 29, 2019. The EP’s lead single “My Type” produced by London on da Track and sampling Petey Pablo’s “Freek-a-Leek” marked her entry into the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 21 and becoming her first top-40 hit. The song’s remix featuring Jhené Aiko and City Girls was released in August 2019. Saweetie also collaborated with PrettyLittleThing on a fashion collection themed around luxury and debuted it during New York Fashion Week. She appeared on VH1’s “Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out” as a guest performer in January 2020 performing “My Type”.

Saweetie released her first single “Tap In” from her upcoming debut album “Pretty Bitch Music” on June 20, 2020. The song reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and debuted at number 38 on the UK Singles Chart. In September 2020 it topped Mediabase’s Urban Radio Chart and Billboard x Triller US and Global charts. This was her second single to enter the Billboard Hot 100.

In August 2020, Saweetie dropped a remix of “Tap In” featuring Post Malone, Jack Harlow, and DaBaby. She followed with the promotional single “Pretty Bitch Freestyle” in July 2020.

Saweetie Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

On July 31, 2020, Saweetie collaborated with American rapper Tay Money on “Bussin 2.0” accompanied by a music video release. She also featured on Ava Max’s “Kings & Queens Pt. 2” with Lauv on August 6, 2020. Later on October 23, 2020, she released “Back to the Streets” featuring Jhené Aiko the second single from “Pretty Bitch Music.” Her third single “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat came out on January 7, 2021.

In 2020, Saweetie was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music list and Variety’s Hitmakers Impact list. She began her first beauty collaboration in March 2020 as the face of the KISS Colors Edge Fixer Glue in the Edge Fixer Glued x Saweetie collection. In October 2020, she launched Icy University a virtual educational content series.

By March 2021, Saweetie expanded into jewelry a clothing collection with PrettyLittleThing, and a makeup line with Morphe. Her partnerships included the Essenchills collection with Sinful Colors in February 2021 and the Saweetie Meal at McDonald’s in August 2021. She also hosted Culture Con 2021 and debuted as Indigo in three episodes of Grown-ish.

In April 2021, Saweetie released the extended play “Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1” featuring singles like “Risky” with Drakeo the Ruler and “Talkin’ Bout” with Loui. She collaborated with British girl group Little Mix on the remix of “Confetti” reaching number nine on the UK Singles Chart. “Fast (Motion)” was released on May 7, 2021, as the fourth single from “Pretty Bitch Music.”

In November 2021, Saweetie hosted the Netflix comedy special “Sex: Unzipped” and released the single “Icy Chain” performing it on Saturday Night Live along with “Tap In” and “Best Friend.” In January 2022, she starred in MAC Cosmetics’ “Challenge Accepted” campaign alongside Cher.

On November 18, 2022, Saweetie released her fourth EP “The Single Life” with the single “Don’t Say Nothin'” preceding its launch. In July 2023 she was set to co-headline a tour with YG and Tyga which was later canceled in September 2023.

On May 30, 2024, Saweetie surprised fans with an appearance at a Japanese female professional wrestling league event in Los Angeles valeting the Harajuku Stars to her song “Nani.”

Net Worth

Saweetie has an estimated net worth of $4 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Saweetie’s net worth comes from her successful music career. She gained fame with hit singles like “Icy Grl” and “My Type,” which led to lucrative record deals and streaming revenue.

Besides music, Saweetie has multiple brand endorsements and collaborations with companies like PrettyLittleThing and McDonald’s. She also profits from her social media presence, merchandise sales, and live performances. All these ventures combined have significantly boosted her financial status.

Personal life

Saweetie Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Saweetie a well-known rapper is the first cousin once removed of actress Gabrielle Union. Her grandfather Willie Harper played football for the San Francisco 49ers and her uncle Josh Harper was a football player notably for the Fresno State Bulldogs.

In September 2018, Saweetie started dating Quavo a rapper from the group Migos. They were first seen together during New York Fashion Week. However, on March 19, 2021, Saweetie announced on social media that she and Quavo had split up. She shared that Quavo had been unfaithful stating “Gifts can’t heal wounds and love isn’t real when trust is broken.” In late March 2021, a video surfaced showing them in a physical altercation that reportedly occurred in 2020.