R&B Singer SZA got into a petty argument with one of her teenage fans. It all started when the young fan decided to post a meme on her IG page, saying “SZA WACK.”
The teenage fan claims that the post – which quickly went viral – was meant to be a “joke.” But SZA didn’t find it funny.
The multi-platinum artist reached out to her fan, via DMs, and explained that by circulating the meme she was :”dehumanizing” SZA. The fan responded to SZA’s message – and the two ended up having a back-and-forth in the DMs that lasted way too long.\Of course, after it was all over, the fan then exposed SZA on TikTok.
SZA is a singer-songwriter. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey, SZA began making music in the early 2010s, releasing two extended plays, See.SZA.Run (2012) and S (2013), before signing with the hip hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment, through which she released Z (2014), her third EP and first retail release. That same year, she co-wrote “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. In 2016, she was featured on Rihanna’s song “Consideration”.
SZA’s debut studio album, Ctrl (2017), was released to universal acclaim from music critics. It became the second longest-charting R&B album by a woman in the history of the US Billboard 200, behind Rihanna’s Anti (2016), another black woman, and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, the album earned her four nominations, including Best New Artist. It was later placed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list (2020). In August 2017, she was featured on Maroon 5’s top-ten hit single “What Lovers Do”. The next year, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Original Song for her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on the top ten single “All the Stars” for the Black Panther soundtrack.
In 2020, she released the single “Good Days”; the following year saw the release of “I Hate U” and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More”, which she was featured on; all three singles reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2021, with the latter breaking the record for the longest-running all-female collaboration within the top ten, and earning her the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. SZA’s second album, SOS (2022), reached number-one on Billboard 200 chart, breaking the record for the biggest streaming week ever for an R&B album, and remained atop the chart for ten non-consecutive weeks. The album’s single “Kill Bill” became SZA’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, while “Nobody Gets Me” and “Snooze” both peaked within the top ten. She achieved her second number-one song in 2023 with her feature on Drake’s “Slime You Out”.