The rapper recalled being a teen when she was caught stealing & deciding to take a different path in life.
“Before I went to college, I almost went to jail because I got caught stealing,” Saweetie said of the incident that reportedly occurred when she was a sophomore. “At a young age, I just always liked the finer things — and I’m not even talking about name brands. I just like looking good.”
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Instead of locking her up, officers decided to let her go and it caused Saweetie to reevaluate the decisions she was making. “In that moment, I was like, I’m not really about this life,” she recalled. “I get straight A’s, I’m a year-round athlete… I think the lesson was that [I had worked] too hard for everything to be thrown away.”
Her fans are certainly happy she put boosting on the backburner and they look forward to her debut album, Pretty B*tch Music, which is slated for release sometime this year. Check out a few highlights from her Teen Vogue feature below.