SZA wearing Escada Three-piece Suit | Paris Texas Boots For Cosmopolitan Magazine February 2021.
SZA Wears Collina Strada Top and Skirt Cosmopolitan Magazine February 2021.
SZA Covers Cosmopolitan Magazine February 2021. SZA speaks with Cosmopolitan Magazine, about expectations of her sophomore album, her infamous 2018 Grammy snub, and what kind of legacy she hopes to leave behind. Speaking on her intent and creative process behind the upcoming album, the title of which has yet to be released, SZA explained:
“In this space, I just want to do what I want without any pressure, without any hyper-conversation about it. This album is going to be the shit that made me feel something in my…here and in here,” she continues, laying one hand on her heart and the other on her gut. “That’s what’s going to go on the album. I’m making all different types of shit every day from different places in my spirit.”
Sza Speaks About Her 2018 Controversial Grammy Snub
it wasn’t and still isn’t a big deal. “I’m just a girl from the ’burbs. I never had dreams of being nominated for a Grammy,” she says. “I thought I was going to be a gymnast and a fucking business accountant somewhere. Or working at Nike corporate or some shit 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?”
She added, “Right now, more than ever, I’m just figuring it out—who I am and what I want that to be,” she says. “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.’”