Rapper, songwriter Saweetie covers the April 2021 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The 27-year-old California native is perhaps best known for dating Migos rapper Quavo Huncho.
Their very visible internet relationship crumbled after Quavo, 29, reportedly sent a repo man to pick up a Bentley he leased for her.
The "Back to the Streets" rapper blocked Quavo on social media, changed her passwords, and moved on.
The rapper recalled a disturbing encounter with a radio host while on a promo tour for her first hit single "Icy Girl". She recalls the radio host ambushing her and flat-out insulting her freestyle as "basic".
The radio man told her she needed to do more to "impress" him. Saweetie describes feeling gut punched after the encounter.
"It was a really dark point in my life. I went from being so loved so quickly because of 'Icy Grl' to, on my first promo run, well, you saw the interview. The script flipped really quick, like night and day. I was like, Wait... I had PTSD from that."
She said those early experiences makes her more appreciative now.
"I'm really grateful for my start. Because the mistakes, the struggle, the grind—it allows me to appreciate the rewards that come now because I know what it feels like to sleep in motels, to drive and do promo, to be stressed out."
Saweetie and her grandmother launched a non-profit, The Icy Baby Foundation, to support single mothers, low-income communities, education efforts, and people living with autism.
"Money beats court cases, money buys medicine, money fixes potholes, money puts food on the counter, and money keeps the heat and electricity going. So if I can spread the wealth, that's what I want to do."