SZA is literally everywhere and we can’t get enough of her! Since the release of her album, CTRL, SZA has been seen on stages all over the world and on all our favorite magazine covers so it’s only right that V Magazine joined in.
V Magazine teamed up with Jada Pinkett-Smith to interview SZA for their newest Summer Music issue. The cover features SZA in a beautiful, sexy, sheer Versace bodysuit. But the photo isn’t the only revealing thing of this interview. SZA talks about her healing energy, the Grammys, staying grounded and more. Read a few snippets from the interview below.
ON STAYING GROUNDED: “Meditation is the easiest way to re-center and ground yourself. Sometimes, I get really tired; I feel like I’m hitting a wall I’m about to break through. I just know I have to keep going because there’s about to be some sort of weird endurance experience after. I’d never been on tour before; I never did 40 or 50 cities. I just had to build calmness.”
ON MISOGYNY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: “I’m the only woman on my label. It’s tough, but I’m also not afraid. My mom has a hyper-femininity, but my dad is hyper-masculine. My daddy’s over six feet, bald head, 260 [pounds], he’s immense, but in the most beautiful way. He’s very powerful. It would take a lot for me to be afraid of you as a man.”
ON THE GRAMMYS: “That was a crazy lesson: Although you may want to quantify yourself by this landmark, God will not allow it. Be grateful for where you’re at, this was just an indicator you’re doing a good job; now stay fucking focused.”
ON HER IDEAL NIGHT: “I roll up a big ol’ blunt, I dial my friends, and we just talk. We laugh a lot, actually. I meditate really hard. My regular nights, sometimes I go for a drive, or usually smoke a blunt, meditate, chill with people I love. I wish I had something more fun to say.”
Read the full V Magazine interview with SZA here.