Saweetie is stepping as much as lend a serving to hand to her Asian American neighborhood. The rapper, who’s of Filipino descent, introduced that she is teaming up with Gen. G, the main esports firm that connects the US to Asia, for a string of workshops. The Icy Child Workshops start subsequent week and see the rapper studying expertise and overlaying subjects that embody gaming, cooking, music, life-style, and vogue, and sweetness.
In line with Revolt, Saweetie’s total objective is to carry consciousness to each AAPI entrepreneurs and her Icy Child Basis, her non-profit that goals to encourage “Black, brown and different underserved youth by monetary literacy, entrepreneurship, and expertise coaching.” Saweetie additionally spoke in regards to the workshops in a press launch.
“Now could be the time to come back collectively and help one another as we battle to finish Asian Hate,” she mentioned. “I’m excited to associate with Gen. G to attach with our followers in new and ingenious methods to have actual conversations about making optimistic modifications in our neighborhood.”
Gina Chung Lee, VP of Model for Gen. G, additionally spoke in regards to the new endeavor as properly.
“So many Asian Individuals are within the forefront of gaming, music and vogue however not often get the highlight that they deserve. It’s nice to associate with an advocate and entrepreneur like Saweetie,” she mentioned within the press launch. “As an AAPI girl rising up, there wasn’t at all times mainstream illustration and celebration. It’s very significant to have the ability to form and empower the following technology of leaders throughout all digital platforms and create cool content material whereas doing so.”
The workshops will start on June 14 with the launch of her new Twitch channel. The primary lesson will see her beside Twitch chef Triciaisabirdy and DJ Bella Fiasco as they dive right into a dialogue about meals. On June 16, she’s going to focus on vogue and sweetness and the following day her dialog shall be centered on gaming.
Saweetie is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an impartial subsidiary of Warner Music Group.