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Saweetie
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Saweetie in 2020
Born
Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper

July 2, 1993 (1993-07-02) (age 27)
Education Monterey Trail High School
Alma mater San Diego State University
University of Southern California (BA)
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2016–present
Partner(s) Quavo (2018–present)
Relatives Gabrielle Union (cousin)
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Labels
  • Warner
  • Artistry

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper (born July 2, 1993), known professionally as Saweetie (/səˈwti/), is an American rapper and songwriter. After the release of her debut single "Icy Grl", she was signed to Warner Records and her manager Max Gousse's record label Artistry Worldwide. She released her debut extended play, High Maintenance on March 16, 2018. Her second EP, Icy was released in March 2019, and spawned the top 40 single "My Type".

Early life and education

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper was born on July 2, 1993 in Hayward, California to Trinidad Valentin, her Filipina-Chinese mother and Johnny Harper, her African-American father. She grew up in the Central Valley, attending Merrill F. West High School in Tracy and graduating from Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove. She began writing music at age 13. After high school, she went on to attend San Diego State University, where she studied communications and business before transferring to the University of Southern California, where she completed her degree and received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communications. After graduating, she began to focus on her rap career.

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