Saweetie – Blac Chyna Figurine Dolls Launch – Arrivals – MVA Studios, 1138 S Broadway – Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017 – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Diamanté Quieavalenti Harper

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 2, 1993

*African-American (father)
*Chinese-Filipino (mother)

Saweetie is an American rapper and songwriter. Her father is African-American and her mother is Chinese-Filipino. In her freestyle track “High Maintenance,” she mentions her mother’s ancestry. Saweetie studied at San Diego State University and the University of Southern California, earning a business degree. Pictures of her parents can be seen here.

Saweetie is a first cousin, once removed, of actress and model Gabrielle Union. Saweetie’s paternal great-grandparents, John Glass and Gloria G. Davis, were also Gabrielle’s maternal grandparents. Saweetie’s uncle is football player Josh Harper.

Saweetie’s paternal grandfather is professional football player Willie Harper (Willie Miles Harper). Willie was born in Ohio, and was a linebacker.

Saweetie’s paternal grandmother is Joanne Glass (the daughter of John Glass, born John Washington, and of Gloria G. Davis). John was born in California, the son of Charles Washington and Ora Belle Daniels. Gloria was born in Nebraska, the daughter of Virgil Davis and Myrtle Mae Fisher.

Sources: Genealogy of Saweetie’s paternal great-grandparents, John Glass and Gloria G. Davis-

Saweetie’s paternal great-grandfather, John Glass, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Saweetie’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ora Belle Daniels, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Saweetie’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ora Belle (Daniels) Washington Glass –

Saweetie’s paternal great-grandmother, Gloria G. Davis, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

5 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    In multiple interviews I’ve seen when she talks about her ancestry, she seems to sometimes correct interviewers when they talk about her being Pinoy. She always adds “and Chinese.” I don’t know if this means her mother is a mix of Chinese and Filipino, or if it means her mother is Chinese filipinia. But she said on multiple occassions that she’s Filipinio and Chinese on her mother’s side.

    BTW, pictures of her parents:

  2. liathecrazyflower says:

    Cool, i just think that she’s a just a far away filipino acenstry. The war makes a lot of blasian people. She’s elegant lady,!

  3. bablah says:

    Saweetie’s paternal grandfather is Willie Miles Harper.

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