Saweetie has experienced heavy media coverage over the last few weeks. From her public split with rapper Quavo to a leaked video of a dispute between the exes, Saweetie couldn’t catch a break. However, that hasn’t slowed the rap star from securing her bag!
She recently sat down with Melicia Johnson from Entertainment Tonight to chit-chat about all the current moves in her life and career. The eight-minute clip was released early Saturday.
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The interview was filmed Zoom-style, with Melicia and Saweetie appearing on split and single screens. Melicia kicks off the interview by asking Saweetie to share a message with her ‘Icy Gang’ fanbase.
“Thank you for the love and support,” Saweetie responded to the question. “They love me through thick and thin, so when the internet loves me, they love me. When the internet…when it’s one of them days, they out there defending me.”
Then, Melicia jumped into talking about the inspiration behind Saweetie’s current project named ‘Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1.’ The playlist showcases up-and-coming artists by collaborating with Saweetie on a song. The goal is to provide these artists with exposure. Saweetie hopes to make the playlist an annual tradition.
“When I first came out, I didn’t really have a lot of love and support so I’m just giving what I wish was given to me,” Saweetie said. “I never wanna carry the chip on my shoulder and project that.”
Saweetie decided to share her platform with new artists because, in her words, “we all need help.” She also addressed talk that she is up-and-coming herself and unqualified to lead this project.
“I’m the type of person that if I can help you out while I’m helping out myself and if I can do that and it’s not affecting me in a bad way, then I’m going to do that,” Saweetie said. “So, yes I’m still growing. I still have a lot of room for improvement. I still have a lot of goals I need to reach, but you know what good music is good music.”
Later on in the interview, Melicia addressed “the elephant in the room.” She asked Saweetie to give advice to anyone who’s in a relationship that no longer serves them. Saweetie responded by pinpointing conversations as a solution.
“I know being toxic is funny and people think it’s cute, but I’m all about treating other people how I want to be treated,” Saweetie said. “If I wasn’t serving somebody no more, I would want them to respect me enough to have a conversation and then we go our separate ways.”
Saweetie said she maintains love in her heart regardless.
“Whether if you’re in my life or not in my life anymore, I’m going to always love you because I’m really focused on just having good relationships with people,” Saweetie said. “I mean, who wants to have hate in their heart. That is ugly energy and I’m all about this pretty girl energy!”
Check out the full interview below:
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