SZA visit “The Breakfast Club” where hosts Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee spent most of the interviewing quizzing her on her album CTRL, which they previewed prior to her arrival. As such, a lot of the interview is spent discussing the inspiration for the songs and the meaning behind the lyrics.
Check out the highlights and video below.
01:28: The meaning of side chick in “The Weekend*”
04:27: Who hurt SZA??
06:06: None of her boyfriends have ever been that bad though
09:37: Tweet about quitting music
11:23: How the label responded to her quitting tweet (they didn’t)
13:47: Thoughts on using lotion
14:43: Learning what her sound is
15:47: Secretly banging your dude’s homeboy on Valentine’s Day on “Super Model”
18:50: “Doves in the Wind” aka “The Pussy Song” featuring Kendrick Lamar
22:17: Explaining “Love Galore”
24:09: Has SZA ever cheated?
25:02: Is SZA seeing someone at the moment?
26:48: “Normal Girl” almost didn’t make it on the album
30:32: Writing for other artists
31:27: The people giving her advice on the album are her grandmother and mother
34:58: Why Drew Barrymore?
37:19: Growing up around a lot of white people in N.J.
40:23: The album back up plan
41:50: “Women are going to love this album,” says Angela Yee
44:12: Tour plans
44:57: Balancing her Muslim and Christian background
51:10: Meaning of CTRL