Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper (born July 2, 1993), known professionally as Saweetie (/səˈwiːti/), is an American rapper. 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 hit single “My Type.”
Saweetie began posting short raps on her Instagram account in 2016. One video featured her rapping over the beat from Khia’s “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)”, which would eventually turn into “Icy Grl”. The song was released on her SoundCloud in the summer of 2017, and brought her to the attention of Max Gousse, a well-known producer and A&R executive, who became her manager. The video for the song went viral on the Internet and went on to accrue 100 million views on YouTube as of June 2020.