Bay Area native, Saweetie, sat down with The Cruz Show to discuss her plans for 2019, her early years of life and being a woman in the hip hop field.
Coming from a big family and being one of the first grandchildren, Saweetie was given a lot of love and attention, which she admits is where she gets her icy lifestyle from. Another major inspiration was her grandmother, who gave Saweetie her stage name from the nickname she would call her growing up.
The High Maintenance rapper took the year by storm with her first EP that included her hit single, “Icy Girl.” Since then she came out with another hot single “Up Now” featuring G-Eazy and Rich The Kid.
Writing since the age of 14, Saweetie was heavily influenced by female MC’s such as Trina, Lil Kim, Lauryn Hill and more. Being a woman in the hip hop industry now, she talks about how she loves the support she gets from other women and how important it is.
“We all go through the same thing. We all got the same struggles and when we all win it just feels good.”
As a USC graduate, Saweetie is well educated in hustling at a young age. She worked multiple jobs while earning her degree, even though she knew being an artist was what she wanted. But now the ICY rapper is striving for more than just music in the upcoming year. Watch the interview to find out what else Saweetie has planned in 2019.