Birth Name: Diamanté Quieavalenti Harper
Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 2, 1993
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- http://www.geni.com
Saweetie’s paternal great-grandfather, John Glass, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Saweetie’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ora Belle Daniels, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Saweetie’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ora Belle (Daniels) Washington Glass – http://www.nehca.org
Saweetie’s paternal great-grandmother, Gloria G. Davis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org