Saweetie Set To Make Acting Debut On ‘Grown-ish’ Midseason Premiere

The “Back to the Streets” rapstress is adding actress to her résumé.

Hip Hop artist Diamonté “Saweetie” Harper made the jump from the recording booth to the small screen. The 27-year-old self-described “Icy Grl” was booked to guest star on Freeform’s Grown-ish sitcom.

Saweetie will be acting alongside Grown-ish‘s main character Zoey Johnson who is portrayed by Yara Shahidi. As part of the college-set Black-ish spinoff, the real-life University of Southern California graduate is playing Joey Bada$$’s musical protégé Indigo.

“I think Indigo is just a little bit of a b####. She means well, but just sometimes she says the wrong things,” Saweetie told EW. “My favorite thing about [playing] Indigo was when both her and Yara were on the same page and having a good time. You can just see the love and excitement that Indigo has for [Zoey].”

The regular cast of Grown-ish includes Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat, and Diggy Simmons. Additionally, Ryan Destiny appears as a recurring character, and Jordyn Woods made a cameo on the program.

The Grown-ish midseason premiere is scheduled to air Thursday, January 21 at 8 pm ET/PT on Freeform.