Speaking At the Billboard Women in Music, SZA Talks On Confidence & Belonging

todayMarch 3, 2023

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(GEMS RADIO)- SZA talked to the audience at the Los Angeles ceremony on March 1 after being awarded by Coi Leray, a fellow Jersey native. SZA discussed her challenges with self-confidence and how she has overcome her doubts.

SZA Acceptance Speech

After expressing gratitude to her crew, SZA added, “There are so many ladies in this room right now that I admire.”This could have been any of us in this room, whether it was Lana Del Rey, Olivia Rodrigo, Chlöe [Bailey], Doechii, who is a fucking celebrity, Latto, or even Coi [Leray], my own Jersey kid. In my opinion, there is a common fallacy that everyone experiences emotions similar to those of that girl. In the vein of, “Well, I know I’m that bitch, and I have a lot of confidence.” And I think it’s good not always to be that person.

And even though I don’t always feel that way, I used to feel like I didn’t belong, but I’ve since concluded that the secret is to constantly be open to what God or the universe wants to accomplish with your life. And it’s like even when you don’t know who you are or you might not see – I haven’t been on Billboard for ten weeks. I appreciate it!

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But I genuinely want my life to be more than music and being an artist, she continued. I wish to help people. I wish to help others. I want to be open to whatever God has in store for me. And the only way we can enter those doors is by saying yes to everything that scares us, makes us feel unwelcome, and seems terrifying.

“So, I urge everyone to keep being inspired and available. You don’t need to be sure of yourself or even believe you are the one or anything of the sort. Accept the possibility, and I’ll be grateful. And I appreciate you all accepting my proposal.

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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