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Saweetie honors Filipino heritage with Dodgers’ game first pitch

  • Grammy-nominated rapper Saweetie strutted onto the pitcher's mound to deliver the ceremonial first pitch of a Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs in honor of Filipino Heritage Night.
  • Saweetie, whose mother is half Chinese and half Filipino, also shouted out fellow Bay Area Filipino artist H.E.R., who collaborated with her on a single for her upcoming debut album, “Pretty Bitch Music.”
  • “Pretty Bitch Music” is slated to release later this year.

Grammy-nominated rapper Saweetie strutted onto the pitcher’s mound to deliver the ceremonial first pitch of a Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs in honor of Filipino Heritage Night. 

Even though she was blinged out with diamond rings and 4-inch-long, jewel-encrusted nails, the “Icy Queen” still managed to dish out a solid pitch. Getting into pitching position while balancing on her Christian Louboutin heels, she tossed the ball straight into the glove of superstar right fielder Mookie Betts. 

Simu Liu tries to keep the peace between Saweetie and Kyle Mooney in ‘SNL’ promo


Simu Liu is doing the honors of hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with musical guest Saweetie who appears to have gotten into an awkward situation with one of the “SNL” cast members.

Comedic tension: The longest-running sketch comedy show released the promotional video for the upcoming episode, which features the “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star, the award-winning rapper, and SNL cast members Cecily Strong and Kyle Mooney.

‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu and rapper Saweetie to appear on SNL

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Simu Liu is set to host on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and Saweetie will be joining him as a musical guest. 

SNL Hosts: On Tuesday, SNL announced the upcoming November hosts and performers on Twitter, which included Liu, who will be joined by musical guest Saweetie. It is the first time in the show’s history that both the host and musical guest are of Asian descent.

Saweetie Sparks Wave of Asian Representation with #TheSaweetieMeal at McDonald’s

Platinum hip-hop artist Saweetie has been a trailblazer since her breakthrough song “ICY GRL” dropped three years ago. Today, the 28-year-old artist is an icon for Asian American representation in hip-hop and the most recent face of McDonald’s popular celebrity meals.

Saweetie, born Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, is Filipina Chinese and African American. She has honored her diverse heritage by supporting Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate, amplifying issues that are unique to and shared by both communities through her influence.

The Saweetie Meal is Dropping at McDonald’s!

Filipina Chinese and African American platinum artist Saweetie is bringing her favorite order to McDonald’s starting August 9!

The Saweetie Meal features a Big Mac, a 4-piece chicken McNuggets, a medium fries, Sprite, and BBQ and the classic sauce specially renamed the “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce. The meal will also come in Saweetie-inspired packaging that icy gang will love!

7 Blasians to Celebrate During Black History Month (and Every Other Month)


We often overlook the Black members of our Asian communities; in our home countries, biracial people historically have been cast out, and darker skin is often seen as something to change or cover up. But over the years, as the world has globalized and ideas of race have slowly begun to change, many Black Asians have found success and represented their complex identities with the utmost grace.

Being that it is Black History Month, there can be no greater time to celebrate our Blasian stars with the important knowledge that their being Black makes them no less Asian, and their being Asian takes nothing from them being Black. Here are seven Blasians who have made waves in the past year or two through putting on for the culture: