Saweetie released her latest single, ‘Icy Chain’ as she continues to prepare her long-awaited debut album ‘Pretty Bitch Music’. The playful, freewheeling anthem arrived on digital platforms on 19th November ahead of her debut on Saturday Night Live.
‘Icy Chain’ is produced by Dr. Luke, Rocco Did It Again! and Lil Aaron. The track marks the third collaboration between Saweetie and Dr. Luke, after January’s Doja Cat collaboration ‘Best Friend’ and 2020 single ‘Tap In’. The producer has an ongoing legal battle with Kesha, after she sued him in 2014, alleging emotional abuse and sexual assault.
Prior to its release, Saweetie posted a rehearsal video on Instagram, showing the rapper and her dancers preparing for SNL as the song played in the background.
In July, Saweetie revealed to Vulture that her involvement with Dr. Luke – real name Lukasz Gottwald – was due to a contractual “bundle deal” that explains why their collaboration extends to multiple projects. She had said in a previous interview that she had no idea about the allegations before agreeing to work with him.
“When I was put in the position to work with him, it was a bundle deal,” she elaborated. “I had those songs for over two years. So what do you think? Do I compromise my artistry, do I keep them in the vault, or do I release them?”
When asked if she would work with Gottwald again, she eventually replied by saying, “Hopefully, we keep ourselves out of any controversial situation in the future.”
Listen to ‘Icy Chain’ below.