Saweetie to perform ‘Best Friend,’ ‘Back to the Streets’ at 2021 MTV EMAs in Budapest, Hungary


Professionally known as Saweetie, rapper, actress and entrepreneur Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, 28, will host the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Budapest, Hungary. She will also perform “Best Friend” and “Back to the Streets” from her upcoming debut album “Pretty Bitch Music.”

The 2021 MTV EMAs will be broadcast live on MTV in nearly 180 countries on November 14, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. CET. Fans in Asia can catch the same-day premiere on the MTV Asia channel on November 15, 2021 at at 7:00 p.m. in Indonesia and at 8:00 p.m. in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.


 Saweetie was born in Santa Clara, California, United States. Her father Johnny Harper is African-American while her mother Trinidad Valentin is Filipino-Chinese.

“Anything can happen at the MTV EMAs,” Saweetie said. “The EMAs celebrate the universal language of music for the whole world to see and I can’t wait to get out there and perform because I’ve got some surprises of my own.”


“We’re thrilled to have Saweetie host and perform on this year’s EMAs in Budapest,” ViacomCBS music, music talent, programming and events president Bruce Gillmer said. “Saweetie is a multi-talented force who will undoubtedly light up the stage on one of music’s biggest nights.”  

Saweetie nabbed a 2021 MTV EMA nomination for “Best New” alongside Giveon, Olivia Rodrigo, Rauw Alejandro, Griff and The Kid LAROI. Earlier this year, she took home her first ever MTV Video Music Awards win for Best Art Direction for “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat with art direction by Alec Contestabile.

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