Saweetie, the rising California rapper behind “Icy Girl,” has signed with Warner Bros. Records in a deal brings her ICY imprint to Warner in partnership with Artistry Records.
Tom Corson, COO & Co-Chairman, of Warner Bros. celebrated the label’s newest signee. “You know you have something special when an artist immediately connects in the way Saweetie has,” he said. “Saweetie’s empowering lyrics, street-smart sensibilities, and flawless delivery have perfectly collided to make ‘Icy Girl’ a viral sensation and Saweetie an artist to champion.”
“Icy Girl” has become a viral smash with more than 10 million views on YouTube. It features a sample of 2002 hit Khia’s “My Neck, My Back (Lick It).”
“I remember listening to Khia’s song in my car,” Saweetie told Genius. “I write a lot of songs in my car. The song came on, and I was feeling it, and I was just freestyling over it, and I was like, ‘OK, I like this beat.’ So I went home, listened to it a couple times, and wanted something very motivational, very inspiring but something that I could vibe to. Nothing that’s super serious but something for motivational use.”
Saweetie, born Diamonté Harper, is also a model, who recently co-starred in Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty viral campaign. Musically, she’s remaining focused, working on her debut EP, which is set to arrive March 16 with production from No I.D., London On Da Track, Zaytoven, Da Internz, Cash Money AP, and JWhitedidit.