In an interview with Metro UKreleased on Monday (March 20), Saweetie discussed the recording process for her debut album, Pretty Bitch Music and the reasons behind the delay, her interest in becoming a DC character, and more.
As part of the conversation, she was also asked who she’d enjoy collaborating with, and she didn’t hesitate to mention the Barbadian-born hitmaker.
“I definitely want to work with Rihanna,” she said before citing the singer’s recent Super Bowl LVII halftime performance as a reason for her decision. “[The Super Bowl] wasn’t even a game, it was the Rihanna concert.”
This isn’t the first time Saweetie has spoken about the delay of her debut album. In a separate interview with E! News, the Bay Area hitmaker told host Francesca Amiker that her album had been pushed back for a variety of reasons, including her zodiac sign.
However, the rapper is hopeful that fans will get the project “by the end of this year.”
“Honestly, it’s like, it’s a balance of just um, excitement and stress because I want to put it out, but it’s also just that stress of like, dang, I been on the scene for awhile, it was supposed to come out the year before, last year, the year after that, so it’s just kind of like, I’m trying to make all the songs make sense because when I put out this album, I want people to really understand my story,” she said.
When Saweetie was asked about the inspiration for the album, she said her “life as a West Coast girl” is where she wants to draw from.
“I grew up in the Bay, I went to San Diego State, USC, I’m tri-racial, my mom’s Asian, my dad’s Black, and I’ve been through a lot of interesting experiences,” she said. “I want to put that all into my album in the most like, artistic and organic way.”
She continued: “[The album] gotta sound cohesive. You know? I feel like a debut album isn’t something you just put out or something you play with. I don’t know, maybe I’m overthinking. I’m a Cancer so I overthink sometimes, but I think you have to be really careful with that and I take my art really serious.”