Saweetie will appear in “Bel-Air” as a cameo. The 29-year-old rap star is set to make a cameo appearance in season two of the TV drama series, which is a re-imagined version of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.
Saweetie, who released her debut single, “Icy Grl”, in 2017, will appear as herself in the show, having previously appeared in multiple episodes of “Grown-ish”, the spin-off of “Black-ish”. According to Variety, Brooklyn McLinn, Jazlyn Martin, and Riele Downs have all been cast in recurring roles for season two of the show.
Brooklyn will play basketball recruiter Doc Hightower, while Jazlyn will play Martin, a streetwise character. Riele, on the other hand, will play Yazmin, the president of Bel-Air Academy’s Black Student Union. Meanwhile, Saweetie has previously criticized male rap stars, claiming that there is too much “violence and disrespect” in male music.
The “My Type” hitmaker also claimed that women are “running” rap and hip-hop music right now. “I mean, L.A. and other cities, it just goes to show that this is the reason why women are running rap and hip-hop, because there’s just so much violence and disrespect in male music,” Saweetie said of violent incidents.
Saweetie also stated that the music industry has changed dramatically in the last six years. She elaborated, “You gotta remember, like, what was it, like, 2016, 2017… remember when YG, Tyga, Chris Brown, Big Sean, TeeFlii were out? It was entertaining party music. It wasn’t like, ‘I’m going to do this to you, and this, and this, and this,’ you know? I believe we need to raise the vibration with the music and get back to having fun. [I believe there is a distinct lack of] empathy and love.”