| “One of the most exciting rappers in hip-hop.” – i-D |
“The US rapper has put hard graft into achieving her breakthrough.” – Evening Standard
“Sways on the borders of bravado and beauty.” – Noisey
“Saweetie already knows how to play the game like a pro.” – The FADER
|The multi-platinum artist and global trendsetter Saweetie returns with her club-ready banger ‘Best Friend’, featuring the Grammy-nominated Doja Cat. An empowering anthem, ‘Best Friend’ is primed for the wildest girls’ night out (or in). The chemistry and confidence of these two rising superstars pumping each other up is undeniable, making for a perfect prelude to Saweetie’s forthcoming debut album ‘Pretty B*tch Music’ which will be released on ICY / Warner Records.|
Over slapping drums, Saweetie and Doja Cat trade bars that celebrate the other’s success, beauty and independence. Saweetie spits clever lines throughout, including the catchy hook: “That’s my best friend, she a real bad b*tch / Drive her own car, she don’t need no Lyft.” Doja Cat matches her with equally sharp rhymes: “If she ride for me, she don’t need a key.”
‘Best Friend’ continues Saweetie’s streak of anthemic collaborations and social domination. Over the summer, she dropped the thundering ‘Tap In’ remix with DaBaby, Post Malone and Jack Harlow, accompanied by an animated music video, which hit the UK Official Charts Top 40. Most recent was her Billboard-charting, Jhené Aiko-assisted single ‘Back to the Streets’. Saweetie is one of the most viral artists on social media and is also one of TikTok’s top artists with 12.5 million original videos featuring her music—a distinction backed by half-a-billion YouTube views and over 2 billion cumulative streams to date. More than a commercial star, she’s earned the praise of from key media and tastemakers in both the US and UK for her top-tier rhymes and irrepressible charisma.
Those tracks have also exploded Saweetie’s reputation at UK radio. She’s already been playlisted at Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital XTRA and Kiss Fresh with DJ support including Tiffany Calver, Rickie, Melvin and Charlie, Jack Saunders and Yasmin Evans. Expect much more to follow for ‘Best Friend’ in the near future.
While ‘Best Friend’ will soundtrack Zoom hangouts and socially distanced gatherings for lifelong friends waiting to get back to the club, the Red Bulletin cover star is preparing for the release of her debut album ‘Pretty B*tch Music’. With production from Timbaland, Danja, Lil John, Murda Beatz and more, ‘Pretty B*tch Music’ is the soundtrack to Saweetie‘s inspiring movement, which encourages all women to define their own “pretty.” She’s said before that her empowered definition of B*tch = Boss. Independent. Tough. CEO. Hyphy. ‘Best Friend’ is yet another single that manages to embody all of those attributes and more in under 3 minutes.
Flaunting nineties rhyme reverence, fashion-forward fire, and endless charisma, Saweetie—born Diamonté Harper—can go bar-for-bar with the best of them, and fans and critics immediately recognized and responded to that. Within six months, she cracked 100 million cumulative streams, garnered a Gold plaque, and earned the praise of Billboard, The FADER and Noisey as the Los Angeles Times highlighted her as one to watch.
Drawing on a passion for poetry and numerous years of rapping in the car, she turned her love for words into vivid verses during 2018 on the ‘High Maintenance’ EP with her smash hit ‘ICY GRL’ earning an RIAA Platinum certification. What’s more, 2019 saw the release of Saweetie’s ‘ICY’ EP, spawning the double-Platinum viral sensation ‘My Type’ as well as a 2020 BET Awards nomination for Best Female.