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Saweetie Learned Self-Love & How To Be Confident By No Longer Minimizing Herself

Saweetie Learned Self-Love & How To Be Confident By No Longer Minimizing Herself

“When you're proud of yourself, that's a form of self-love."

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Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, better known as Saweetie, has been bookedT and busy for 2021. And with her new single "Best Friend" featuring Doja Cat climbing the Billboard charts, and her infectious personality taking over the 'gram, our content queen is colorfully out here living tf out loud

And I’m so here for it. 

Saweetie's life's flex is well-deserved, being that she has prioritized happiness and luxury in her life—as all black women should.

But before Saweetie was a household name, like most of us, she was struggling to figure out who she was. In an interview with LADYGUNN, she went into detail, discussing how far she's come, and why she wasn't always the Icy girl we know and love.

"I grew up in a loving household but there's some things that I wasn't too happy about or things I didn't necessarily love about myself. Last year when I became intentional about loving myself, there were things that I didn't like and things that I would reflect about. I would get to the root of it to make sure I got those negative thoughts of self out of my system."

She continued:

“There's this misconception of when you're pretty, life is easier, but it's actually been the opposite. I've been to at least 12 schools growing up, I was always moving. I was always the new pretty girl and I getting judged. It wasn't fun because people had this misconception that I might be stuck up and they wanted to beat me to the punch of being mean to me. I've always been judged in the worst ways because of my looks. I wasn't necessarily thinking negatively about myself, but it wasn't fun being me so I didn't like being me."

But don't cry for her, Argentina, she has a new outlook on life and is damn sure proud of how far she's come. When asked what advice she'd give to her younger self about self-love, she came through with the gems, saying:

"I'd figure out what my strengths and weaknesses are. I'd hone in on what my strengths are and perfect them because when you're proud of self, that's a form of self-love. Figure out what you're good at, be better at it and be proud to be yourself. A skill set should be something more to brag about than your looks. When you're able to do something beyond face value, that's when you begin to feel good as a person."

Come thru, queen! Das my best friend...(in my head)

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