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

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.

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The “My Type” rapper graced the cover of Allure 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.”

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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