Saweetie Want To Change What It Means To Be A Woman Rapper
DXCLUSIVE: The 24-year-old Bay Area rapper talks new Warner Bros. deal, and how you want to redefine what "high maintenance" means.
The blossoming of the Bay Area rapper Saweetie burst onto the scene last October with his "ice Cream Grl" video, which has already collected more than 10 million views. Now, the 24-years of age, is the celebration of their new recording contract with Warner Bros. and plans to re-define what High-Maintenance means with your next EP.
While Saweetie likes to have her hair and nails on point, she does not use the term "high maintenance" in its traditional form.
"From an outside perspective, yes, I like material things, but when I say "high maintenance" I think I'm high maintenance by all parties," Saweetie explains to HipHopDX. "For example, my relationships with people, my family and my friends are high maintenance. I am a person very traditional, so take care and educate the people around me. My body is high maintenance — I work, I as good. My soul is high maintenance — I am asking a lot.
"I think that's what I'm going to do in the rap — to change the idea of what it means to be a woman rapper," she adds.
Saweetie, who graduated from the University of Southern California in the year 2016 with a bachelor's degree in communications, admits that the "Ice Grl video was "super girl." However, she says that she has always been more of a tomboy. Her latest video for "Focus" shows his rocking Nike Cortezes and jeans instead of the more revealing outfits she sported in "Ice Grl." While she doesn't mind getting attention for her appearance, she is not trying to become a sex symbol.
"I'm just being myself, so if that is something that the leaves of the organically and trademark of my image, so be it," she says. "But that is not what I'm looking for. I think that it is very important for any artist, not just a woman, to stay true to who you are and when the labels arrive. You think that being faithful to your brand is the most important."
Being a woman in the industry presents its challenges, but with their management behind her, Sawee