Saweetie sat down with Harper’s Baazar and opened up about her rise in the music industry and her highly anticipated debut album “Pretty B*tch Music.”
During the interview, Saweetie addressed her critics, who have claimed she doesn’t have an original sound and relies on samples too much in her music.
The 27-year-old rapper-born Diamonté Harper explained that she is used to being hated on.
“I think greatness makes people uncomfortable,” she said. “And I think people try to come up with excuses to not like me and to make themselves feel better about their life. I don’t get as offended as I used to.”
As far as her use or overuse of samples, Saweetie remained unapologetic about her musical formula. “I’m gonna sample for the rest of my life; it’s my specialty. Tons of people sample, but my samples just get the most recognition,” she said.
She also revealed that she used to have a “speech impediment” that she’s worked hard to overcome.
“A lot of people don’t know this, but I grew up with a speech problem. So sometimes, it takes me a little longer to deliver my raps, because my mouth just does dumb sh*t sometimes,” she said with a laugh.
The rapper, who has a Communications degree from USC, also said that fans can expect her to branch out in media and fashion in the future. She shared that she is in the process of finding manufacturers for an affordable yet high-end fashion line.
“I think it’s going to house streetwear, high-fashion lingerie, pajamas, house clothes. I’m basically gonna put all of my favorites that I wear on a day-to-day basis into this fashion line,” she said.