SZA Reflects On Grammy Snubs: It’s An Old Energy To Me, Why Should I Be Mad?
While SZA has been nominated for nine Grammy awards throughout her career, she has yet to take one home. One of the most surprising upsets was for Best New Artist in 2018. And while fans were outraged by the loss to Alessia Cara, SZA has made it clear she’s as unbothered as it gets.
She graced the February cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and spoke on the 2018 loss, explaining that winning a Grammy Award wasn’t necessarily on her bucket list.
“I’m just a girl from the ’burbs. I never had dreams of being nominated for a Grammy. I thought I was going to be a gymnast and a business accountant somewhere. Or working at Nike corporate or in Portland. Who knows, but something that involved a power suit. So it’s not a heavy burden. Once you’ve been nominated and lost, you’re very much free because you’re not concerned. I passed that threshold years ago—it’s an old energy to me. Why would I be mad?”
SZA added that she’s currently in a space of “figuring it out.” She added:
“Who I am and what I want that to be. Before, it was more about letting people know that I was a good writer and that I shouldn’t be counted out. And now it’s more, You have power; you can shape the world based on the things you genuinely care about.”
One person who will always be a fan of her music is her mother. In July, she shared an inspiring text message she received from her mom about her music.
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