SZA is opening up about being snubbed by the Recording Academy during the 2018 Grammy Awards, where she was up for Best New Artist.
The 30-year-old rapper chatted with Cosmopolitan in their February 2020 issue about how she feels about it.
“I’m just a girl from the ’burbs. I never had dreams of being nominated for a Grammy,” she shared. “I thought I was going to be a gymnast and a f***ing business accountant somewhere. Or working at Nike corporate or some s*** in Portland. Who knows, but something that involved a power suit.”
SZA says she’s not actually mad about losing the award, which ultimately went to Dua Lipa.
“…It’s not a heavy burden,” she says. “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?”
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