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Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, professionally known as Saweetie is a Multiracial American rapper. She had a debut single “Ice Grl” in 2017 which led her to be signed to Max Gousse’s record label, Artistry Worldwide. She released another album in 2018 called “High Maintenance”. Her second EP “Icy” was released in March of 2019 and her song “My Type” reached the top 40 most popular songs of that year.

Saweetie was born on July 2, 1993, in Santa Clara, California, to Trinidad Valetin who was of Filipino and Chinese ancestry, and Johnny Harper who is African American. She grew up in Sacramento California and at the young age of 13 she began writing music. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Southern California where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in communications. After graduating she began to focus on her rap career.

Saweetie began her career by posting short raps on her Instagram account in 2012. One of her videos included her rapping of the track from American rapper Khia’s soundtrack which ultimately became the foundation for “Icy Grl”l. When the song was released to her sound cloud in the summer of 2012, she was led to the attention of Max Gousse who was a very well-known producer. She was brought to his attention and he became her producer and manager.

Some of her later accomplishments included launching a jewelry line, and a clothing collection, in which she partnered with the retailer PrettyLittleThing and co-branded a makeup collection with Morphe. She also expanded her popularity by hosting Culture Con 2021 and making her television acting debut as the character Indigo in 3 episodes of Grown-ish.

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By Anna Garrison Vice President of Project Race Teens.