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SZA wasn’t too happy about her Grammy snub. During a recent interview , SZA explained how she felt about Grammy night. She said, “I felt a shift. Like, I came a really long-a** way. I didn’t imagine this album doing much anyway. I was so grateful to even have been honored by being nominated and having so many people f**k with my music. I feel like at some point you start to get sucked up into the accolades and you’re like, Oh, this is what this is about, and this is what quantifies my success or me as an artist or a human being. We reached a billion streams on Spotify. The United States f**ks with my songs. We’re changing little girls’ lives across the world, and we didn’t even know what we were doing when we started. This is something much bigger than me and a f**king trophy. I’m appreciative of the opportunity. But sh*t happens.” 

She continued, “My home girl actually showed me Alessia [Cara]’s post and I thought, This is really crazy. I just didn’t know how to take it. I didn’t say anything, I didn’t post, because I’ve never had to deal with anything I really believed in wholeheartedly, or invested in, and went through something that publicly before. I wanted to be honest as f**k, and if today I’m just mad as h*ll, I don’t want to say something that reflects me being mad as h*ll. But I definitely feel blessed now. I also don’t feel compelled to explain myself.”

  • SZA added, “If anything, I feel compelled to express that I really, really f**k with Alessia Cara. She’s beautiful as f**k, her voice is like water, it’s like milk, I think it’s gorgeous. It has so much dimension, and she deserves every accolade that she gets. And people can’t be mad. I don’t give a f**k when her album came out! She sounds great right now! So, like, it’s over. You have to just move over and be grateful for the sh*t that did happen in your favor. I didn’t make my album with the Grammys in mind, and I’m definitely not gonna make my second one with the Grammys in mind. I’m just gonna make really good f**king music and just try to touch people.”