Giveon, Saweetie and more named ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ 2022 Icons

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John Edmonds

Saweetie and Giveon are icons in the making, according to Harper’s Bazaar. The two are named in the publication’s list of 21 stars — ages 30 and under — who are positively impacting the world with their talents.

In her conversation with Bazaar, Saweetie defined the term icon as “someone who inspires others—through fashion, through music, through your personality, through your perseverance” — a definition she said describes “true icon” Cher. Saweetie worked with the singer for a M.A.C campaign and described her as a source of motivation.

“She was so generous, so beautiful. She shined so bright,” Saweetie said of Cher. “One thing that she taught me was Take your time, but keep going. No matter where you’re at, keep going. Sometimes, I do feel like giving up. But I know that if she did it, I could do it, too. I see a lot of myself in her.”

She added it warms her heart knowing she’s also helping fans push through hard times. “I know what it feels like to be that little girl who struggles and who needs music for therapy and for inspiration,” Saweetie explained.

As for Giveon, it appears he’s already claiming icon status as he believes Pisces — his zodiac sign — is the most iconic sign. He felt like he “made it” at the 2022 Met Gala, where Jimmy Fallon was his chaperone, and when fans attending his European tour sang the words to his songs. He wants his legacy “to be as an artist who told the truth.”

Bazaar’s 2022 Icons issue celebrates stars who are “making space for others by bringing new ideas, perspectives, and experiences to the table with a generosity, hopefulness, and vision that’s both inspiring and inspired.” Jack Harlow, poet Amanda Gorman and Bad Bunny also made the list.

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