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Saweetie Opens Up About Her Past Insecurities as an Artist: ‘I Just Felt Myself Giving Up’

The Bay Area rapper also discussed the delay of her debut album.

Saweetie attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Saweetie attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Saweetie carries herself with a “boss b—h” mentality when representing as the leader of her Icy Gang. While her confidence is on point as a woman in her everyday life, she’s opening up about how that doesn’t always match when she’s making music.

The “My Type” rapper graced the cover ofAllure on Thursday (Feb. 29), where Saweetie revealed that she’s felt like giving up in the past, and her insecurities as an artist have bogged her creativity down.


“I don’t mean to dampen the mood. But this is, realistically, how my career has been,” she said of the critics who have seemingly attacked her status in the rap game at every step. “We were constantly criticized for every drop. I was just very insecure. I’m a confident woman, but I was a very insecure artist.”

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Later in the interview, the Bay Area native admitted there have been times she felt like “giving up.” Still, Saweetie wants to shed that mentality moving forward, while being fully in the moment and invested in her thriving career.

“There’s been a lot of times these past couple of years where I’ve given up on myself,” she added. “Whether people knew about that or not, I just felt myself giving up, and I don’t want to do that anymore.”

With a clean slate, the 30-year-old kicked off 2024 with her first single of the year as the opulent “Richtivities” hit streaming services Feb. 23.

As the conversation has been for years since Saweetie burst onto the scene in 2018, fans are still wondering about the status of her anticipated Pretty Bitch Music debut album. These days, she’s still refusing to put a date on the elusive project.

“To me, music is sacred. It’s coming from your spirit. You can’t just go finish an album in a week,” she explained of the delay. “That’s why it’s taking me so long.”

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This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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Kid Cudi performs onstage during Weekend 2 - Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 21, 2024 in Indio, Calif.
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Kid Cudi performs onstage during Weekend 2 - Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 21, 2024 in Indio, Calif.

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Cudder was slated to hit the road in June on a tour that included three big Canadian dates.

Kid Cudi is canceling his upcoming Insano World Tour {which included stops in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal) due to an injury suffered while performing at Coachella over the weekend.

Cudi relayed the news to his fans in a heartfelt note on Wednesday (April 24), in which he revealed that he actually broke his calcaneus — the bone that forms at the heel — in the stage fall.

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