“My Type” by Saweetie
The title of this song is derived from the chorus, in which Saweetie details the factors which define the “type” of man she is interested in romantically. And put succinctly, he must have an “eight-figure” – as in excess of $10,000,000 – cashflow in addition to a man organ which is above-average in length. So it sounds like she prefers someone really-rich and really-tall, which may be why the music video features a basketball theme, since NBA players are a group who more or less fit this description.
But the song itself is not necessarily based on the rapper’s romantic life. Rather it features Saweetie presenting herself as “a boss tycoon”, as in someone who is on top of the game. This not only gives her access to ‘her type’ of guys but also factors in that she is already paid. And she uses this standing to basically throw shade at her female rivals.
So all things considered, “My Type” reads like the average rap song you hear coming from one of Saweetie’s male counterparts – as it is centered on wealth, immorality and braggadocio – though from a female perspective.
Music Video “My Type”
The music video to “My Type” features Saweetie’s homegirls and fellow California-based songstresses Kehlani and Kamaiyah.
The music video was not released until over three months later, on 3 July, due to the enduring popularity of the song.
The music video also features some of the members of the cast of the television comedy Claws, including comedienne Niecy Nash and Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. Emmy Award winning actress Carrie Preston also appears in the video.
Icy (Saweetie’s own label imprint) and two other labels (including Warner Records) released “My Type” on 29 March 2019. The track is part of Saweetie’s 2019 EP entitled Icy.
Writers of “My Type”
A number of writers contributed to the lyrical composition of “My Type” in addition to Saweetie. They are:
- Nevaeh Jolie
- Mike Bama
- L. Jefferson
- J. Smith
- Gino the Ghost
- C. Evans
- Alecia Gibson
- London on da Track (who also took care of the production of the song)