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Saweetie Talks New Tunes and Handling Haters

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Saweetie is pissed.

Not, like, right now but she was real riled up a few weeks ago when some commenters started getting a little too chatty on social media. The rising Bay Area rapper (born Diamonté Harper) says the digs don’t usually get to her but one day she had had enough. So instead of clapping back in the IG comments, she hit the studio.

Pissed” is the result of that time in the booth and the single is racking up the streams. The song has a beat that knocks and bars that will have those behind keyboards thinking twice before coming at her again.

“They don’t know me and then they’re making up news and talking sh*t about me? I just had to go in and sarcastically be like ‘why you pissed?’” The rapper said recently between video shoots at Music Choice. She had just played the then-to-be released banger to a small room and was feeling the strong vibe its bass rattling exudes.

“I got people saying this sh*t that makes no sense and it isn’t even true!”

Read on for more from our chat with the “Icy Grl” rapper about new hits, Instagram freestyles, and possibly a career in politics (?!). Earlier this year Saweetie released her debut major label EP, High Maintenance, which you can check out here.

Music Choice: Why make “Pissed” now? You’ve certainly been getting nasty comments for awhile on your socials.

Saweetie: Usually the comments don’t bother me. There was just one day where I was seeing a whole bunch of people talking sh*t for no reason. Sometimes a post goes viral and a string of hate comes with it. Something went big and I had to make a call and get a producer in a studio because I needed a beat! These people had me all the way messed up!

Music Choice: Do you ever get so upset you actually pop off in the comments?

Saweetie: Sometimes the comments are so preposterous it’s just like… shut up <laughs>. It’s frustrating because I’m still a human that has feelings. It’s just something that comes with the territory (of being a big rapper).

At the same time if I’m already a little irritated and I see some sh*t I’m going to pop off. I guess now all I need to reply in the comments is “…why you pissed?”

Music Choice: You definitely can handle a back and forth with someone, is that one reason you’ve said before you could be a politician?

Saweetie: If I wasn’t rapping I’d be a beautician or a politician. They’re very opposite but I love beauty and I like debating with others. I’m really interested in the campaigning and strategy that goes into the marketing of a politician.

I loved my American Government class in school and have always been into marketing. Plus, I love giving speeches.

Music Choice: When you were in that American Government class were there certain causes you felt really passionate about? Or are there things you’d want to change if you are ever in a political position?

Saweetie: I just really liked doing my research and having an ample amount of info and then someone presenting a point and me being able to come back with all my heat and facts!

Music Choice: Tell me about running your own imprint (ICY through Artistry and Warner Bros.) and the day to day, the control that goes into that.

Saweetie: What I really love about my situation is I have complete control over my creative. It’s fascinating because I’m a creative thinker and it can get a little overwhelming when you have multiple projects going and also having to strategize and market them. But, I’d rather be doing that than having a 9-to-5 job! I am blessed.

Music Choice: How are you able to balance all those things and still have your own life?

Saweetie: Fortunately I have a really good team. They balance everything out. They’ll give me suggestions and do work behind the scenes. I’ll be thinking “I really, really need this one thing done…” and then they’ll have it done already! It’s amazing to have a team that’s proactive with your project.

Music Choice: When you were starting out and would do freestyles in your car for all your Instagram followers, was there one that was your favorite or especially stands out?

Saweetie: If I hadn’t recorded “Icy Grl” back then I don’t know where I’d be now! It started as a car rap on my social media. The fact that it’s grown this large goes to show how important it was to make that video. Who knows where I’d be without it!

Music Choice: Maybe working that 9-to-5?

Saweetie: <laughs> Definitely not that.

Saweetie Talks New Tunes and Handling Haters

Saweetie Music Choice

Saweetie is pissed.

Not, like, right now but she was real riled up a few weeks ago when some commenters started getting a little too chatty on social media. The rising Bay Area rapper (born Diamonté Harper) says the digs don’t usually get to her but one day she had had enough. So instead of clapping back in the IG comments, she hit the studio.

Pissed” is the result of that time in the booth and the single is racking up the streams. The song has a beat that knocks and bars that will have those behind keyboards thinking twice before coming at her again.

“They don’t know me and then they’re making up news and talking sh*t about me? I just had to go in and sarcastically be like ‘why you pissed?’” The rapper said recently between video shoots at Music Choice. She had just played the then-to-be released banger to a small room and was feeling the strong vibe its bass rattling exudes.

“I got people saying this sh*t that makes no sense and it isn’t even true!”

Read on for more from our chat with the “Icy Grl” rapper about new hits, Instagram freestyles, and possibly a career in politics (?!). Earlier this year Saweetie released her debut major label EP, High Maintenance, which you can check out here.

Music Choice: Why make “Pissed” now? You’ve certainly been getting nasty comments for awhile on your socials.

Saweetie: Usually the comments don’t bother me. There was just one day where I was seeing a whole bunch of people talking sh*t for no reason. Sometimes a post goes viral and a string of hate comes with it. Something went big and I had to make a call and get a producer in a studio because I needed a beat! These people had me all the way messed up!

Music Choice: Do you ever get so upset you actually pop off in the comments?

Saweetie: Sometimes the comments are so preposterous it’s just like… shut up <laughs>. It’s frustrating because I’m still a human that has feelings. It’s just something that comes with the territory (of being a big rapper).

At the same time if I’m already a little irritated and I see some sh*t I’m going to pop off. I guess now all I need to reply in the comments is “…why you pissed?”

Music Choice: You definitely can handle a back and forth with someone, is that one reason you’ve said before you could be a politician?

Saweetie: If I wasn’t rapping I’d be a beautician or a politician. They’re very opposite but I love beauty and I like debating with others. I’m really interested in the campaigning and strategy that goes into the marketing of a politician.

I loved my American Government class in school and have always been into marketing. Plus, I love giving speeches.

Music Choice: When you were in that American Government class were there certain causes you felt really passionate about? Or are there things you’d want to change if you are ever in a political position?

Saweetie: I just really liked doing my research and having an ample amount of info and then someone presenting a point and me being able to come back with all my heat and facts!

Music Choice: Tell me about running your own imprint (ICY through Artistry and Warner Bros.) and the day to day, the control that goes into that.

Saweetie: What I really love about my situation is I have complete control over my creative. It’s fascinating because I’m a creative thinker and it can get a little overwhelming when you have multiple projects going and also having to strategize and market them. But, I’d rather be doing that than having a 9-to-5 job! I am blessed.

Music Choice: How are you able to balance all those things and still have your own life?

Saweetie: Fortunately I have a really good team. They balance everything out. They’ll give me suggestions and do work behind the scenes. I’ll be thinking “I really, really need this one thing done…” and then they’ll have it done already! It’s amazing to have a team that’s proactive with your project.

Music Choice: When you were starting out and would do freestyles in your car for all your Instagram followers, was there one that was your favorite or especially stands out?

Saweetie: If I hadn’t recorded “Icy Grl” back then I don’t know where I’d be now! It started as a car rap on my social media. The fact that it’s grown this large goes to show how important it was to make that video. Who knows where I’d be without it!

Music Choice: Maybe working that 9-to-5?

Saweetie: <laughs> Definitely not that.

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