Saweetie is setting the record straight when it comes to her past work with producer Dr. Luke, who was accused of sexual assault and emotional abuse by musician Kesha.
The 28-year-old rapper, born Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, has received criticism for working with the controversial producer on her hits “Tap In” and “Best Friend,” with Doja Cat.
Saweetie tells Vulture that, although the singles were respectively released in 2020 and 2021, she recorded them years before she was made aware of the allegations against Dr Luke.
“When I was put in the position to work with him, it was a bundle deal,” she explained. “I had those songs for over two years. So what do you think? Do I compromise my artistry, do I keep them in the vault, or do I release them?”
With everything she knows now, would Saweetie work with Dr. Luke again?
“What do you think?” Saweetie responded to the interviewer, who pressed back, “I’m asking you.”
“I’m asking you back,” Saweetie replied. “I think you have a good sense of my character by now. Hopefully, we keep ourselves out of any controversial situation in the future.”
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