Saweetie Refused To Ask Her Famous Family Members For Help When Starting Her Career
Although Saweetie had lots of famous people she could call when getting her rap career started, she said that she wanted to be self-made. During a recent interview, the “My Type” rapper says that some of her famous family members didn’t understand why she didn’t reach out for help.
“They were all kind of upset at me because they heard ‘My Type’ and was like, ‘We didn’t know you was doing music. What you doin’ over there?’”
But instead of asking for help, she wanted to see if she could do it on her own.
“I have so much pride. I believe in being self-made and trying to figure things out on my own. I appreciated that they reached out and was like, ‘We see what you’re doing. Our friends keep talking about you. We see you and if you need our help, please let us know.’ So I appreciate the support, but for me, like, I’ve always been self-motivated. So, instead of asking for help, I just wanted to see if I could do it on my own.”
Many people were shocked when they found out that Gabrielle Union was the rapper’s cousin.
Actress Gabrielle Union broke the news on a #WomanCrushWednesday post for singer Kehlani, suggesting the two artist should collaborate. Her caption reads:
“Today’s #WCW is @kehlani. This Bay Area force of nature creates music that heals AND bops. She is an original that hasn’t lost her soul. Maybe it’s because she reminds me of my homegirl @mrsmiawright (both rep Cali to the socks), or that she collabs with other great talent like my little cousin @saweetie… or maybe it’s watching her on her journey to motherhood that has me rooting so hard for her, but I really respect and like her. Seeing her smile literally changes the trajectory of my day. She is truly a light in dark times. Please let us all lift her and her family up in the light of goodness and hold her there.”
She later confirmed the news on Twitter after a fan asked,
“Wait, so you & @Saweetie are cousins? Frfr.”
“Yup. Her father and I are 1st cousins. Her grandma is my aunt Joanne Glass who I based Eva from “Deliver Us From Eva” on. #FunFact #DozensOfCousins”
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