For Saweetie, 2021 has been the year to shine. After leaving Quavo in March, some of the brand deals she made, especially McDonald’s, raised the successful musician even more.
Her song “Best Friend” with Doja Cat also earned her a Grammy Award nomination. But she also struggled with mental health issues this year, she told PEOPLE magazine. After so much work and success, mental disorders also wore out the singer.
Saweetie, who tried every way to be successful and make her fans happy, did her best this year, and left behind a full year of struggle by coping with anxiety-related mental problems.
“I try to take things day to day. Sometimes I can’t look at my calendar on my weekly schedule because it’ll give me anxiety,” she told PEOPLE. “I feel like what I’m working for is starting to pay off, so I’m just really grateful to be acknowledged.”
Encountering the problems of popular artists in the industry, Saweetie also struggles with many crazy demands. While grateful for everything, it must be admitted that it is a difficult struggle.
Saweetie shares her goals of one day creating schools in underserved communities, as well as mental health facilities for celebrities and public figures. ❄️ https://t.co/Plt82kE8ac pic.twitter.com/2SkJgdeQT9
— Female Rap Room (@FemaleRapRoom) December 8, 2021
“It’s like I live, sleep, eat and breathe music and business,” Saweetie added. “My team is really small, so I have to take on responsibilities that eventually somebody else will, but because my team is small, I have to help them out.
“It’s just trying to find balance right now. I have no balance. Everything is just work, work, work and I don’t have an outlet. I don’t have a therapist. I don’t hang out with any of my friends because I work so much, so it’s just trying to thug it out into until the New Year.”
After a busy but successful year, Saweetie plans to take some time off for Christmas and go to the tropics to come back stronger and more challenging.
“I’m going to take a deep breath and release some stress,” Saweetie said, “Hopefully I’m able to evaluate, reflect on and see what I can do better next year, because I work a lot. Balance needs to happen.” she continued.
“I feel like I’m being run down to the ground right now and my body doesn’t feel good. I’ve had mental breakdowns and it’s just really stressful, but it’s nice to be acknowledged because it lets me know that my hard work isn’t going unnoticed.”