SZA’s amassed a growing legion of fans due in large part to her incredibly emotive and deeply personal music and lyrics.
The ability to channel that part of her soul is all thanks to her mama.
In the new issue of V Magazine, she explains:
"I’m super sensitive, and my mother made me extra sensitive because she’s just so unapologetically loving. I’ve realized some people don’t hug in their families, or say that they love each other all day. My family tells me they love me all day; I’m hyper affectionate, laying it on other people, just because it’s what we do in my house. But in the world, that was weird, and it was really difficult to be super sensitive and hyper-open. It was just frightening. I guess my mom represented something that made me feel weak. I felt like, this is why I’m hurt. When I got older, I realized, the whole world is wrong and my mom is right."
That issue of V Magazine arrives May 3rd.
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