Meet Saweetie's model mom and footballer dad: Trinidad Valentin and Johnny Harper

Olivia Olphin December 16, 2020

Saweetie’s mom used to work as a video model, the rapper let slip recently in a Youtube video. Now, fans want to know more about Saweetie’s parents. We take a look at her mom Trinidad Valentin and dad Johnny Harper’s careers and family.

Who is Saweetie?

American rapper Saweetie’s real name is Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper. She was born on 2 July 1993 in Santa Clara, California.

Saweetie is best known for her songs Tap In and Icy Girl. Both tracks have over 100 million streams on Spotify. She apparently got her famous rapping nickname from her Grandma.

She also runs The Icy Life on her YouTube channel, which has over 1.8 million subscribers. Before rapping full time Saweetie achieved a BA in communications and business from the University of Southern California.

Saweetie is currently dating Migos rapper Quavo.

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Saweetie’s mom, Trinidad Valentin, used to be a model

The rapper’s parents had her when they were still in their teens. Saweetie’s mom was only 17 at the time, so grandma played a big role in Saweetie’s upbringing.

Saweetie’s mom is called Trinidad Valentin and has Filipino-Chinese roots. In her youth, she worked as a video model and featured in music videos for Nelly’s Ride Wit Me and DMX’s What These Bitches Want.

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Saweetie spilled the tea on her mom in this Youtube video and then posted this incredible side by side with her mom on her Instagram account.

Fans’ eye on Saweetie’s dad

Saweetie’s dad, Johnny Harper, used to play American football for San Jose State in his youth.

She recently posted an old picture of Harper on her Instagram celebrating his birthday on 29 October, making some fans swoon over him.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.