SZA occupies the No. She released a number one album with SOS, but she wasn’t always the popular kid.
The singer of “Kill Bill” admits that she was bullied as a teen. She talked about her childhood’s “shi**y experience” in an interview with PEOPLE.
She recollects, “I was bullied because I wasn’t quiet and I was awkward at the same time.” I wasn’t a tiny, depressed victim; rather, I was more severely attacked simply because it asked, “What is wrong with you?” energy.”
At that point, she figured it would characterize her. ” Oh my God, I thought constantly.
She says, “I must be my defining factor, this must be the bottom line, I will never have the approval of anyone in life.”
SZA is “grateful” for her experiences now because they helped shape who she is today.
According to her, “I realized that all the things that made me feel so lame were actually what made me into who I am.” It’s like, “I didn’t go to prom because I didn’t have any friends and didn’t have anyone to go to prom with,” and now it’s so strange that I have a bodyguard when I travel to parties.
The magazine quotes her as saying, “All these things, if I had such a satisfying existence and experience in high school, I would’ve felt validated to the point where I didn’t need to do anymore.” Because I thought, “This shi**y experience can’t be the end of it because if it is, I am cooked,” I just had to do more and be more.
However, SZA is currently getting the last laugh. No. 1 is her album SOS. It became the first R&B album by a woman to remain at No. 1 for three weeks in a row on the Billboard 200. 1 since Beyoncé’s 2013 album of the same name.
Additionally, SZA has some advice for bullying victims: “It gets better.” She asserts, “That just sucks for everyone who experiences bullying, but it has to lead you to something.” I promise you that none of those people will matter in ten years if you could just hold on and wait until high school is over.