Apparently- the struggle was real!
There is no denying that SZA is one of the hottest new artist this year from the success of her debut album to being the top female nominated for the upcoming 2018 Grammy’s. All of the 20-somethings love singing along word for word to every lyric on her CTRL album because well-it kinda feels like she’s read our diaries or heard our thoughts of vulnerability, & self doubt as we took another toke.
The TDE singer took to her Instagram to explain the struggle of her glow up. And we found it hella motivational.
I️ remember pretending to be vegan cause that’s all I️ could afford lol (chips avocado n salad mix ) I️ remember sleeping on everyone’s couch cause I missed the train AGAIN (thank yall for having me lol ) . Sold my beloved 500$ grillz for 50 bucks at the gold shop for train fair( I️ was SICK 😩 lol ). I️ BEGGED Punch for writers on this project cus I️ thought no one would ever like me the way I️ was . He said “U don’t need em”. I️ remember crying cus I️ didn’t have any hits or a quantifiable “sound”.. I️ remember feeling like damn maybe I suck . maybe I️ should try something else ? Maybe I’m jus wasting space ..Life’s weird . I️ Didn’t have any friends growing up. never gave my parents an opportunity to say “wow my kids killing it” didn’t graduate or do any fly shit before my nana died . been fired from every job I️ ever had ..I remember sobbing on the phone w punch pleading for the album not to come out cause I️ couldn’t take the embarrassment . Just wanted another week . Another day ?..he ignored me n said I’d be fine…This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame. I️ dunno what to say cause I️ dunno how to accept its even happening to me lol ? I’ve never won anything in my life even until this week (THANK YOU SOULTRAIN AWARDS!!) it all just feels strange somehow BUT IM SO OVERWHELMINGLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS STRANGENESS!! . I’m so in awe of Gods plan.. I just wanna live up to it. Thank you for listening to me.. thank you for understanding me.. thank u for bonding w my thoughts just the way they were. INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. I️ can’t even believe I’ve been considered. God bless every person who worked on this album or gave it an ear (specially the producers of the century @somethingnebula @iam_c_lang @thankgod4cody 💜) . Thank you Top and Punch for believing in me no matter what (even when I’m on your LAST nerves😊) . Thank u RCA for giving me new wings🙏🏾 THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS LIFE I️ DONT UNDERSTAND . #Ctrl.. a concept . #mygrannynominatedfor5grammys #TDE
You mean this amazingly beautiful talent thought she wasn’t AHMAZINGLY TALENTED?
Believe in yourself kids, because it can happen!
I️ never really thought this would possible for me ..sometimes u get told no a lot or ur not good enough or ur not the “type” n U start to believe it…THANK U EVERY SINGLE PERSON THATS EVER TAKEN A CHANCE ON ME OR BELIEVED AT ALL .I️ LOVE YOU.. specially my Mama.#TDE 🙏🏾🌹 pic.twitter.com/fkirMXWABf
— SZA (@sza) November 29, 2017
SZA will take the stage as musical guest on “SNL” on Dec. 9.
Up for five awards total, the ‘Love Galore’ songstress is in heavy competition in the Best R&B song (“Supermodel”), Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), and Best R&B Performance (“The Weekend”).
The 60th Grammy Awards are scheduled to air on Sunday January 28, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.