Its been a hell of a year for female R&B singer SZA. With the release of her first single to ever make noise on the charts (“Love Galore” Feat. Travis Scott) her life in 2017 has been full of nothing but success. From winning her first award EVER at the Soul train Awards this year, to being the female with the most Grammy nominations at next years awards ceremony.
SZA seems to have it all, but it wasn’t always that way. Her fans were let into a private and intimate part of her past when she took to Instagram today to thank everyone for their support. In the letter she mentions being homeless, having no job, and not graduating high school.
It was a heart felt “thank you” to her fans and the academy her nominations. A lot can change in a year, and SZA is living proof that hard work and dedication results to greatness.
Check out her letter below.
I remember pretending to be vegan cause that’s all I could afford lol (chips avocado n salad mix ) I 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( I was SICK 😩 lol ). I BEGGED Punch for writers on this project cus I thought no one would ever like me the way I was . He said “U don’t need em”. I remember crying cus I didn’t have any hits or a quantifiable “sound”.. I remember feeling like damn maybe I suck . maybe I should try something else ? Maybe I’m jus wasting space ..Life’s weird . I 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 I ever had ..I remember sobbing on the phone w punch pleading for the album not to come out cause I 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. I dunno what to say cause I dunno how to accept its even happening to me lol ? I’ve never won anything in my life until this week even (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. I 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 I DONT UNDERSTAND . #Ctrl.. a concept . #mygrannynominatedfor5grammys #TDE
Check out the full list of Grammy Noms here.