Grammy-nominated singer SZA shared her thoughts recently on women empowerment with British Vogue magazine.
The artist born Solána Imani Rowe made a statement that women can do just fine without men. “We don’t need [men] to survive or be valid functioning members of society,” she said. Adding, “[Women are] representing themselves in a new grown-up demographic that’s probably quite threatening to what we’ve always known.”
SZA noted her primary objective is to remain focused on being a better person regardless the “male entitlement to you and your thoughts and your body and the way you look—but it also doesn’t matter.” She continued, “I don’t try to analyze those things, because I feel like if I focus on who I want to be and what I want to represent for women and what I want to represent for myself, I don’t have time to worry about how men view me.”
“The Weekend” singer has had her share of ups and downs this year. Back in May, she tweeted, “My voice is permanently injured. Great. Tonight was the test. That settles that. I just wanna be left alone. My priorities are f—ed up. They been f—ed up. I need space. Goodbye.” A couple weeks later, she changed her tune and shared with fans that her voice is not permanently damaged. This is after she spoke openly about retiring after her next album, “My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage. I’m making the best album of my life for this next album and I know that, because it’s going to be my last album.”