Saweetie recently opened up to PEOPLE on how she’s been feeling overworked and her struggle with her mental health. “I can’t believe I worked this hard,” the “Tap In” rapper revealed.
“I try to take things day to day. Sometimes I can’t look at my calendar on my weekly schedule because it’ll give me anxiety,” she explained. “I feel like what I’m working for is starting to pay off, so I’m just really grateful to be acknowledged.”
“I struggle with my mental health,” she admitted and revealed that she doesn’t have time for herself. “It’s like I live, sleep, eat and breathe music and business,” she said.”My team is really small, so I have to take on responsibilities that eventually somebody else will, but because my team is small, I have to help them out.”
“Everything is just work, work, work and I don’t have an outlet,” she said adding, “I don’t have a therapist. I don’t hang out with any of my friends because I work so much, so it’s just trying to thug it out into until the New Year.”
“I feel like I’m being run down to the ground right now and my body doesn’t feel good. I’ve had mental breakdowns and it’s just really stressful, but it’s nice to be acknowledged because it lets me know that my hard work isn’t going unnoticed.”
The Bay Area native’s hard work is definitely paying off, she has been nominated for two Grammys: “Best New Artist,” and “Best Rap Song” for her hit “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat. She also debuted her newest single “Icy Chain” during her debut performance on Saturday Night Live where she was the musical guest. She also recently announced that she has an EP titled Icy Season which is set to release in January, ahead of her highly-anticipated debut album Pretty B—- Music.