Saweetie Interview at 2021 Billboard Music Awards: WATCH

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Saweetie is gearing up for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

This year, she is nominated for Top Rap Female. This marks her first award at the BBMAs.

“It’s honestly an honor and I’m so excited and it just lets me know that after my album drops, who knows what the future hold. So it’s a pleasure and it’s an honor and I’m so grateful,” she said.

“I was really surprised actually it was great news,” she recalled. At first, Saweetie didn’t believe that she was actually nominated.  “I was just really excited. I didn’t believe it I was like, ‘Who made this up?’ And then I went to the website and I was like, ‘This is real!'”

Along with Saweetie, Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B are also nominated in the category. She said that she feels “like it’s a great competition.”

“I like this great company and great competition,” she added. “And I’m rooting for both ladies. I feel like they both put out great music so I’m just surrounded by two talented female artists. And I’m just excited that I’m the third one.”

Finally, the 2021 BBMAs airs on Sunday, May 23 at 7 PM CT. Fans can tune in to NBC and watch Nick Jonas host the show.

Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.