Singer/songwriter SZA (real name Solána Imani Rowe) has let it be known her grandmother passed away at age 90 on June 19, 2019. In remembrance of her, she revealed a “Norma” neck tattoo referencing her grandmother’s first name.
SZA was very close to her “granny” and was inspired enough by her to include her thoughts on an outro for her single “Garden (Say It Like Dat)” from her Ctrl album.
On the song, she states: “You don’t have shit to say to me, I ain’t got shit to say to you and that’s the truth; And step on; Also you black heffa, you stand your ground; ‘Cause I feel the same way; If you don’t like me, you don’t have to fool with me; But you don’t have to talk about me or treat me mean; I don’t have to treat you mean; I just stay out of your way; That’s the way you work that one.”
At the time of the Met Gala in early May, a fan wondered why SZA wasn’t in attendance and she let it be known her grandmother was very ill. On Twitter she wrote, “My granny’s really sick rn . The one on my album? Fuck anything that isn’t that . Pls pray for her . Love u all .”