Who is Trinidad Valentin?

Trinidad is a former model, is probably best known to the world as the mother of the young rap star Saweetie.

Trinidad Valentin Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Trinidad Valentin was born on 2 July 1976 under the Cancer zodiac sign, in the USA. Of Filipino and Chinese ancestry, she hasn’t talked much about her upbringing, but has said that she has six siblings. Her educational background remains a mystery, as well where she grew up and the names of her parents.

Career

Trinidad Valentin was a video model in her younger years, appearing in a number of music videos that shot her to stardom, including in “Ride Wit Me” performed by Nelly, and she also featured in DMX’s “What These Bitches Want”.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Trinidad has been married to a former American Football player Johnny Harper. She gave birth to her first child, Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, a.k.a Saweetie on 2 July 1993 when she was just 17 years old. Since then, Trinidad and her husband have welcomed twins Milan and Maya, but she hasn’t said when the twins were born.

At just 17 and still in high school, she had problems raising her first child, and her mother, Saweetie’s grandmother helped her a lot in raising her, and was the one who gave her the nickname Saweetie. Luckily, she overcame all the problems with her husband and her family, and raised a perfect daughter, who is now a star on her own right.

Trinidad Valentin Daughter, Saweetie Biography

Saweetie was born on the same date as her mother, but 17 years later in Santa Clara, California USA.

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She grew up in Sacramento, California, and went to Merrill F. West High School in Tracy, but ultimately matriculated from Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove. She then enrolled at San Diego University to study communications and business, but later transferred to the University of Southern California, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. Following the end of her studies, Trinidad’s daughter focused on a rap career; her interest in music had started at an early age.

She began writing music at the age of 13, and once she started her Instagram page, Trinidad began uploading short videos in which she would rap over popular songs, one of which was Khia’s “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)”. She went over the full song, which became “Icy Girl”, which she eventually uploaded onto the SoundCloud platform in 2017. The song caught the attention of Max Gousse, who later became her manager, and with his help the song went viral. Her next enterprise was the freestyle rap “High Maintenance”, and was steadily turning into a star.

However, still without an original song, she released her first single “Focus”, which sampled DRAM’s song “Gilligan”, and after a few months, she was named Tidal’s Artist of the Week, and a Pigeons & Plane’s Best New Artist of the Month. She signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records in February 2018, and later that month, her own record label, Icy Records. Her debut EP entitled “High Maintenance” came out on 16 March 2018, and the song “Icy Girl” earned gold certification in June, and in September 2019 achieved multi-platinum certification.

The second EP “Icy”, came out on 29 March 2019, and the single “My Type” became a hit, the first of Saweetie’s songs to enter the Hot 100 chart, as it peaked at No. 21. She continued to make new music, and announced her debut album “Pretty Bitch Music”, with the single “Tap In” that came out on 20 June 2020; the album is still in the works and scheduled for release late in 2022. However, she’s released the singles “Back to the Streets”, “Best Friend” with Doja Cat, and “Fast (Motion)”, and also her third EP “Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1”, which came out on 16 April 2021. She has collaborated with a number of musicians, including Dua Lipa, Zaytoven, Quavo, RIRI, Demi Lovato, Tyga, Lil Tjay, Black Eyed Peas, Ava Max, among others.

Additional to her work as a musician, Saweetie is also a model, and has collaborated with Pretty Little Thing to launch her own clothing line, PrettyLittleThing x Saweetie. Moreover, Saweetie has launched her own jewelry line too, and a co-branded make-up collection with cosmetics retailer Morphe. According to sources, Saweetie’s net worth has been estimated to be around $4 million, as of early 2022, earned through her successful career as a singer, but also through her several brand endorsement deals and budding business interests. For two years from 2018 to 2020, Saweetie was in a relationship with rapper Quavo, who is best known as a member of the hip-hop trio Migos.

The reason behind their split was Quavo being unfaithful to her, of which she spoke on Twitter, saying that presents can’t mend scars, and that the love isn’t real when someone is intimate with other women. The two were even involved in an altercation in 2020, following their spilt. She has been involved in several high-profile relationships, including with Keith Powers which lasted from 2014 to 2018, and Jack Harlow, among other stars. She was also rumored to be dating James Harden, but the romance hasn’t been confirmed by either one of them.

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